subwriter

noun
sub·writ·er | \ ˈsəb-ˌrī-tər \
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

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about subwriter

Dictionary Entries near subwriter

subweight

subwoofer

subworld

subwriter

subxerophilous

subzero

subzone

Statistics for subwriter

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for subwriter

The first known use of subwriter was in 1856

See more words from the same year

Comments on subwriter

What made you want to look up subwriter? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to make amends

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Musical Words Quiz

  • gramophone
  • Which word describes a musical performance marked by the absence of instrumental accompaniment?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!