playwright

play
noun play·wright \ˈplā-ˌrīt\

Definition of playwright

  1. :  a person who writes plays

Origin and Etymology of playwright

1play + obsolete wright maker — more at wright


First Known Use: 1605

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PLAYWRIGHT Defined for English Language Learners

playwright

play
noun play·wright \ˈplā-ˌrīt\

Definition of playwright for English Language Learners

  • : a person who writes plays


PLAYWRIGHT Defined for Kids

playwright

play
noun play·wright \ˈplā-ˌrīt\

Definition of playwright for Students

  1. :  a writer of plays



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