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 Circle is a remake of a UK program of the same name, and reviewers frequently invoke Black Mirror to convey its plot—the spooky episodes, not that nice one where the old ladies fall in virtual-reality love. Kate Knibbs, Wired, "Netflix's The Circle Is the Best TV Show About the Internet," 8 Jan. 2020 Those claims have yet to be tested by outside reviewers, however. Aaron Pressman, Fortune, "Chip Wars 2020: What AMD, Intel, Nvidia, and Qualcomm Announced at CES," 7 Jan. 2020 Several of Walker's responses also revealed reviewers' first and last names, according to the complaint, filed by the U.S. Department of Justice on behalf of the FTC. Kate Gibson, CBS News, "Mortgage broker exposed people's personal info after bad Yelp reviews," 7 Jan. 2020 Both dogs and owners alike love these treats with reviewers claiming their pooch beg for these edible toothbrushes. Courtney Campbell, USA TODAY, "The 5 best Amazon new year deals you can get right now," 3 Jan. 2020 Your reviewer’s companion, however, was coming to the tale cold, and never managed to get a handle on who anybody really was or when anything was actually happening. The Economist, "Rough and wild Greta Gerwig’s adaptation of “Little Women” lacks heart," 30 Dec. 2019 However, several Amazon reviewers experienced issues with weight distribution and the durability of the stitching. Paige Szmodis, Popular Mechanics, "The 5 Best Weighted Blankets for a Better Sleep," 20 Dec. 2019 Expediting is supposed to pay for itself, because the applicant has to pay for the permit reviewer’s overtime. Gordon Russell, ProPublica, "In “Cancer Alley,” Toxic Polluters Face Little Oversight From Environmental Regulators," 19 Dec. 2019 Viewers and reviewers cited the CGI cats characters’ humanoid figures, which included breasts, butts and abs, showcased on an all-star cast spanning Taylor Swift, Jennifer Hudson, James Corden and Idris Elba. Anne Nickoloff, cleveland, "‘Cats’ relies on big-name cast and fails to suspend disbelief: Review," 19 Dec. 2019

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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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12 Jan 2020

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“Reviewer.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 24 January 2020.

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