phrasemaker

noun
phrase·​mak·​er | \ ˈfrāz-ˌmā-kər How to pronounce phrasemaker (audio) \

Definition of phrasemaker

1 : one who coins impressive phrases
2 : one given to making fine-sounding but often hollow and meaningless phrases

Other Words from phrasemaker

phrasemaking \ ˈfrāz-​ˌmā-​kiŋ How to pronounce phrasemaker (audio) \ noun

Examples of phrasemaker in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Editors could stop soliciting age-war articles by second-rate phrasemakers. BostonGlobe.com, 12 Oct. 2019 During the 1960 presidential campaign, Mr. Goodwin worked alongside head speechwriter Ted Sorensen as one of Kennedy’s most gifted phrasemakers. Matt Schudel, Washington Post, 21 May 2018 During the 1960 presidential campaign, Mr. Goodwin worked alongside head speechwriter Ted Sorensen as one of Kennedy’s most gifted phrasemakers. Matt Schudel, Washington Post, 21 May 2018

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First Known Use of phrasemaker

1683, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Phrasemaker.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/phrasemaker. Accessed 6 Dec. 2021.

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