rewrite man

noun

re·​write man ˈrē-ˌrīt-ˌman How to pronounce rewrite man (audio)
: a newspaperman who specializes in rewriting

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web As a rewrite man at The Herald Tribune, Mr. Ferretti wrote about Lee Harvey Oswald’s last day at large and his capture after assassinating President John F. Kennedy in 1963. Sam Roberts, New York Times, 12 Mar. 2022 But Todbaum was the kind of con man whom Hollywood richly rewards, while Sandy plateaued as a competent rewrite man who never got his name on anything. Washington Post, 10 Nov. 2020 Had Chinese and Soviet Communists really uncovered a machine or method to rewrite men’s minds and supplant their free will? Lorraine Boissoneault, Smithsonian, 22 May 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1901, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of rewrite man was in 1901

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Cite this Entry

“Rewrite man.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rewrite%20man. Accessed 29 Nov. 2022.

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