word·​smith | \ ˈwərd-ˌsmith How to pronounce wordsmith (audio) \

Definition of wordsmith

: a person who works with words especially : a skillful writer

Other Words from wordsmith

wordsmithery \ ˈwərd-​ˌsmi-​thə-​rē How to pronounce wordsmith (audio) \ noun

Examples of wordsmith in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Vogel is a genuine wordsmith, and her language here is almost indecently seductive. Marilyn Stasio, Variety, 20 Apr. 2022 Goodwin had become Johnson’s indispensable White House wordsmith. New York Times, 12 Apr. 2022 Tatum’s dim-witted himbo, who harbors a schoolboy crush for the wordsmith, is determined to rescue her. David Fear, Rolling Stone, 24 Mar. 2022 This is a far, far, far cry from the previous most famous Riddler performance by Jim Carrey, with Reeves putting a modern, murderous spin on the wordsmith that’s heavily influenced by the real-world Zodiac Killer. Zack Sharf, Variety, 28 Feb. 2022 Wordle en masse – little green, gray, and yellow box emojis communicate the fury or favor of players trying to be the sharpest wordsmith. Jamal Michel, USA TODAY, 19 Jan. 2022 Irish wordsmith groused about affluent transplants mucking up local culture and NYPD racial profiling. Craig Jenkins, Vulture, 22 Dec. 2021 Whether singing pop reggaetoncitos opposite Camila Cabello or spitting fire on stone-cold trap numbers with Bad Bunny and Eladio Carrion, the Puerto Rican wordsmith’ greatest asset is his adaptability. Los Angeles Times, 20 Dec. 2021 Megan Thee Stallion is a lithe clotheshorse of a wordsmith whose lyricall bread and butter is commanding men to pleasure her. Will Dukes, Rolling Stone, 3 Nov. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of wordsmith

1873, in the meaning defined above

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“Wordsmith.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wordsmith. Accessed 27 May. 2022.

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