word·​smith ˈwərd-ˌsmith How to pronounce wordsmith (audio)
: a person who works with words
especially : a skillful writer
wordsmithery noun

Examples of wordsmith in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Leave it to a local wordsmith to know the best place in town to read a book. Maura Fox, San Diego Union-Tribune, 1 Sep. 2023 Indeed, Galyon serves as the creative force behind Songs & Daughters, a record label and publishing house founded by the captivating wordsmith in 2019 that serves as the creative home for up-and-coming artists such as Hailey Whitters, Tiera Kennedy and Lauren Watkins. Tricia Despres, PEOPLE.com, 22 July 2022 Homeboy Sandman is one of hip-hop’s most gifted wordsmiths, known for building songs around clever concepts. Washington Post, 27 July 2023 No word yet on if any singles matched during the afternoon or evening sessions, but sitting on a patio packed with wordsmiths, Samuels Kuba said the day exceeded expectations. Chris Gardner, The Hollywood Reporter, 17 May 2023 The revered wordsmith immediately paints a picture of a six-year-old who had inappropriate contact with an older neighbor. Andre Gee, Rolling Stone, 21 July 2023 His hair hasn't been the only thing that has changed for Morgan in recent years, as the accomplished wordsmith now finds him under the bright lights of Nashville. Tricia Despres, Peoplemag, 9 Mar. 2023 Cypher Rapper Tierra Whack has been one of the most purely original voices in hip-hop, an oddball wordsmith with a knack for the interesting and the attention-pulling. Rebecca Alter, Vulture, 8 June 2023 Yet, for all of Moneybagg Yo’s strengths as a top-tier wordsmith, as well as his knack for turning relatable topics into potential commercial hits and inspiring personal anthems, Hard To Love feels limited compared to his most recent work. Mark Braboy, Rolling Stone, 5 June 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1873, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of wordsmith was in 1873

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“Wordsmith.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wordsmith. Accessed 22 Sep. 2023.

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