subwriter

noun sub·writ·er \ ˈsəb-ˌrī-tər \
variants: or sub-writer

Definition of subwriter

plural subwriters or sub-writers
: 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

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