subwriter

noun
sub·​writ·​er | \ ˈsəb-ˌrī-tər How to pronounce subwriter (audio) \
variants: or sub-writer
plural subwriters or sub-writers

Definition of subwriter

: a writer (as of a television show or magazine column) who is subordinate to another writer If you're a sub-writer on a daytime serial you don't have to come up with an outline. The head writer will send it to you.— Larry Brody

First Known Use of subwriter

1856, in the meaning defined above

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“Subwriter.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/subwriter. Accessed 26 Jul. 2021.

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