phrase·​mak·​er | \ ˈfrāz-ˌmā-kər \

Definition of phrasemaker 

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

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phrasemaking \ ˈfrāz-​ˌmā-​kiŋ \ noun

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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, "Richard N. Goodwin, ‘supreme generalist’ who was top aide to JFK and LBJ, dies at 86," 21 May 2018

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First Known Use of phrasemaker

1683, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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