rewrite man

noun

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

Examples of rewrite man in a Sentence

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

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Word History

First Known Use

1901, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of rewrite man was in 1901

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“Rewrite man.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rewrite%20man. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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