re·​view·​er | \ ri-ˈvyü-ər How to pronounce reviewer (audio) \

Definition of reviewer

: one that reviews especially : a writer of critical reviews

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Examples of reviewer in a Sentence

many reviewers were unhappy with the movie's cryptic ending
Recent Examples on the Web The pan delivers on the nonstick promise, as our reviewer noted, and the free steaming basket that comes with the pan can double as a strainer for pasta. Krystin Arneson, CNN Underscored, "The Instagram-famous Always Pan is 20% off with this exclusive discount," 23 Dec. 2020 In the classical view, the reviewer is a gastronomic evaluator whose judgments exist outside any social context. Theodore Gioia, The New Republic, "Death to the Negative Restaurant Review," 16 Dec. 2020 Everett, who was an editor for the literary journal in addition to serving as the reviewer, was a Harvard professor and alumnus, and a prior editor, Jared Sparks, was Ames’s classmate in the class of 1815. Paul Collins, The New Yorker, "A Quest to Discover America’s First Science-Fiction Writer," 28 Nov. 2020 One scene gave an unfortunate reviewer an epileptic seizure. The Economist, "Charlemagne The botched launch of “Cyberpunk 2077”," 16 Jan. 2021 One Amazon reviewer even put their leakproof claim to the test. Amanda Garrity, Good Housekeeping, "People Are Obsessed With Stasher Reusable Storage Bags," 4 Jan. 2021 In nine great colors, this sweater was a reviewer favorite for its length and oversized fit. Madison Durham, USA TODAY, "25 incredible sweaters you can get for $40 or less," 2 Dec. 2020 TWO YEARS ago your reviewer stood in an office overlooking the Pacific Ocean at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute in Moss Landing, California. The Economist, "Thar she blew An elegy for the world’s biggest creatures," 28 Nov. 2020 One reviewer claimed that a drone had scratched their son's face. Timothy B. Lee, Ars Technica, "Amazon still hasn’t fixed its problem with bait-and-switch reviews," 30 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of reviewer

1651, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of reviewer was in 1651

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17 Feb 2021

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“Reviewer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Feb. 2021.

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