por·​nog·​ra·​pher pȯr-ˈnä-grə-fər How to pronounce pornographer (audio)
: one who produces pornography

Examples of pornographer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But, Johnson did not take a side on the matter and instead let the two committees duke it out behind closed doors, which led to the hostile conference meeting, where Turner accused the Judiciary bill of allowing child pornographers to walk free and Davidson used a profanity toward Turner. Reese Gorman, Washington Examiner, 11 Dec. 2023 Would deepfakes, as the manipulated videos came to be known, be pornographers’ next technological gift to the world? Daniel Immerwahr, The New Yorker, 13 Nov. 2023 The decision gave pornographers an imprimatur of free-speech righteousness, and in its wake the industry mushroomed. Mary Harrington, WSJ, 13 Oct. 2023 In impersonating a would-be pornographer, Jake discovers how thin the line is that separates his own sober enterprise from the business of pornography. Richard Brody, The New Yorker, 8 Sep. 2023 The speed-freak who next year will stalk King to Memphis, here gets a nose job while trying to learn hypnotism and become a pornographer. Matt Thompson, Spin, 10 Sep. 2023 Nin was already a celebrated author (and pornographer) by the time of her 1947 arrival in Los Angeles. David Kipen, Los Angeles Times, 11 Apr. 2023 DeHart’s case, the difficulty in reconciling his possible guilt as a child pornographer with his apparent suffering at the hands of an unaccountable security state, makes Kennebeck’s disturbing, occasionally mind-bending film an altogether more impressive achievement. Jo Livingstone, The New Republic, 6 Aug. 2021 Who wants to be called a pornographer? NBC News, 2 Feb. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1847, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of pornographer was in 1847

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“Pornographer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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