sub·​ed·​i·​tor | \ ˌsəb-ˈe-də-tər How to pronounce subeditor (audio) \

Definition of subeditor

chiefly British

Other Words from subeditor

subedit \ ˌsəb-​ˈe-​dət How to pronounce subeditor (audio) \ transitive verb, chiefly British
subeditorial \ ˌsəb-​ˌe-​də-​ˈtȯr-​ē-​əl How to pronounce subeditor (audio) \ adjective, chiefly British

Examples of subeditor in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Iona Italia is a freelance writer and translator and the subeditor of Areo magazine. Iona Italia, Washington Examiner, 4 Mar. 2021 Nobody gets them right every time, but subeditors might consider letting enormous font-sizes shrink to accommodate more information. The Economist, 24 May 2018

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First Known Use of subeditor

1819, in the meaning defined above

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“Subeditor.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of subeditor

: a person whose job is to prepare a book, newspaper, etc., for printing by making sure the words are correct : copy editor


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