myth·​mak·​er ˈmith-ˌmā-kər How to pronounce mythmaker (audio)
: a creator of myths or of mythical situations or lore
mythmaking noun

Examples of mythmaker in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The mythmakers intent on making heroes out of public figures too often minimize the damage done to others along their journey, if they’re mentioned at all. Andre Gee, Rolling Stone, 18 Feb. 2023 This new volume confirms that Tolkien was the 20th century’s greatest mythmaker, and that his mythology will — if there is justice in the world — rank someday with that of Homer, Virgil, and Dante. Bradley J. Birzer, National Review, 26 Sep. 2021 Stanley was a cultural mythmaker of rare inspiration. Adam Shatz, The New York Review of Books, 29 Sep. 2020 But this was at cross purposes with the larger intent of the exhibition, which is to extricate Lautrec from his reputation as the quintessential mythmaker of Montmartre and the racy side of Belle Époque Paris. Philip Kennicott, Washington Post, 12 Nov. 2019 Fans of the Christian mythmaker owe his son a considerable debt. Nr Editors, National Review, 23 Jan. 2020 Early leaders were not as ideologically bold as later mythmakers think. Ganesh Sitaraman, The New Republic, 23 Dec. 2019 But the compromise also etched battle lines between Davis and Rozelle and, by extension, put Davis on the wrong side of NFL mythmakers. Jon Wertheim,, 27 Aug. 2019 Quoting from reminiscences without interrogation or corroboration can be particularly problematic in the case of Mabel, a compulsive mythmaker who would change the dates of events in her diary to suit her side of a sad story. Brenda Wineapple, WSJ, 25 Oct. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1856, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of mythmaker was in 1856

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“Mythmaker.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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