non·​writ·​er ˌnän-ˈrī-tər How to pronounce nonwriter (audio)
plural nonwriters
: a person who is not a writer
It is a great and tragic subject for art, but not one the nonwriter is likely to take seriously.Anthony Burgess

Word History

First Known Use

1854, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nonwriter was in 1854

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“Nonwriter.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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