sports·​writ·​er ˈspȯrts-ˌrī-tər How to pronounce sportswriter (audio)
variants or less commonly sports writer or sports-writer
: a person who writes about sports especially for a newspaper
In an opening-day column for the Huntsville Times, one sportswriter beseeched readers not to let football poison friendship and provoke brawls.Steve Kemper
sportswriting noun
or sports writing

Examples of sportswriter in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Deeds’ roles have included sportswriter, music critic and features editor. Michael Deeds, Idaho Statesman, 7 June 2024 That’s where administrators, coaches, players, parents and even sportswriters need to be to be encouraged to offer ideas, solutions and heartfelt criticism to improve an environment that must not be allowed to look anything like the chaos and wild-west atmosphere of the college sports experience. Eric Sondheimer, Los Angeles Times, 25 May 2024 Best known as an award-winning sportswriter at the Chicago Tribune, Fred B. Mitchell graduated from Tolleston High School and received a football scholarship from Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio. Carole Carlson, Chicago Tribune, 24 May 2024 Players were selected by a global panel of 100 sportswriters and broadcasters. Jason Anderson, Sacramento Bee, 23 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for sportswriter 

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Word History

First Known Use

1907, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of sportswriter was in 1907

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“Sportswriter.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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sports·​writ·​er ˈspō(ə)rts-ˌrīt-ər How to pronounce sportswriter (audio)
: a person who writes about sports (as for a newspaper)

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