sub·​writ·​er ˈsəb-ˌrī-tər How to pronounce subwriter (audio)
variants or sub-writer
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

Word History

First Known Use

1856, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of subwriter was in 1856

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Cite this Entry

“Subwriter.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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