speech·​writ·​er ˈspēch-ˌrī-tər How to pronounce speechwriter (audio)
: a person who writes speeches (as for a politician)

Examples of speechwriter in a Sentence

She is the President's principal speechwriter.
Recent Examples on the Web The Reagan address was written by Peggy Noonan, a young speechwriter who had joined the White House staff two months earlier and had yet to even meet the president. Peter Baker, New York Times, 6 June 2024 During a preview for the next installment of CBS' long-running hit that aired on Wednesday, May 22, the podcaster, comedian and former presidential speechwriter was featured among the competitors vying for the million-dollar prize and title of sole survivor. Dave Quinn, Peoplemag, 23 May 2024 Petraeus had been coming to Munich for decades, first as a speechwriter for the Supreme Allied Commander Europe. Thomas Meaney, Harper's Magazine, 26 Apr. 2024 Among them are a first-time candidate who works in finance, a former White House speechwriter and former chair of the Arizona Democratic Party, and a doctor and state lawmaker. Lucas E. Wright, USA TODAY, 9 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for speechwriter 

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Word History

First Known Use

1834, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of speechwriter was in 1834

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“Speechwriter.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/speechwriter. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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