phrasemaker

noun

phrase·​mak·​er ˈfrāz-ˌmā-kər How to pronounce phrasemaker (audio)
1
: one who coins impressive phrases
2
: one given to making fine-sounding but often hollow and meaningless phrases
phrasemaking 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

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Word History

First Known Use

1683, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of phrasemaker was in 1683

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“Phrasemaker.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/phrasemaker. Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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