Definition of litterateur
: a literary person; especially : a professional writer
Examples of litterateur in a Sentence
Washington Irving is generally credited as the first American litterateur to gain a reputation in Britain and on the Continent.
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Franklin, his wife, Lynn, and George Rodgers – formerly of the Baltimore Sun – hand-pick all of the offerings on the site, which is no vanity press for wannabe litterateurs.
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Origin and Etymology of litterateur
French littérateur, from Latin litterator critic, from litterae letters, literature
First Known Use: 1806See Words from the same year
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