por·​nog·​ra·​pher | \ pȯr-ˈnä-grə-fər How to pronounce pornographer (audio) \

Definition of pornographer

: one who produces pornography

Examples of pornographer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For social cachet without the prerequisite of pedigree, up-and-coming Americans looked to Palm Beach, which has welcomed the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, King Hussein of Jordan and the pornographer Larry Flynt. The Economist, "Palm Beach and the rise of American celebrity," 7 Nov. 2019 Terrorists, pornographers, and money launderers can misuse it. Anirudh Rastogi, Quartz India, "India must look beyond the narrow definition of bitcoin as a cryptocurrency," 3 Oct. 2019 The court ruled that the statute banned all distribution of child pornography, with no exception for cases where the pornographer and the victim was the same person. Timothy B. Lee, Ars Technica, "Court: Girl broke child porn law by texting explicit video of herself," 29 Aug. 2019 Letting the decision stand against the girl would amount to convicting her as her own pornographer, the girl’s lawyers wrote. Ann E. Marimow,, "Maryland’s top court upholds child pornography charge against teen who texted friends a video of herself," 29 Aug. 2019 The narrative follows Corvus — a quietly depressed young woman living in a secluded mansion with a pornographer and his other female subjects — both before and after the unexpected death of her husband. Rachel Gallaher, The Seattle Times, "Fueled by his grief, Seattle author Richard Chiem found inspiration for his debut novel ‘King of Joy’," 29 Mar. 2019 The Digital Economy Act was intended to be a more effective method of blocking adult sites that puts the onus on pornographers, who must comply with the policy or risk getting banned by major payment processors. Lux Alptraum, The Verge, "Online porn filters will never work," 26 Nov. 2018 Creating your own site is another option, but that prospect requires a level of technical expertise, and willingness to deal with the headaches of billing and customer service, that many aspiring pornographers just aren’t up for. Lux Alptraum, The Verge, "What if porn, but for women," 18 Sep. 2018 Will he be remembered as a pornographer or a free speech champion? Cincinnati Enquirer, "Read more from this Project," 13 July 2018

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First Known Use of pornographer

1847, in the meaning defined above

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“Pornographer.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 10 December 2019.

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