writer

noun
writ·​er | \ ˈrī-tər How to pronounce writer (audio) \

Definition of writer

: one that writes: such as
a : author
b : one who writes stock options

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Examples of writer in a Sentence

She is my favorite French writer. He's a writer of horror stories. a course on 19th-century writers The magazine is looking for freelance writers. The writer of the best essay will win a prize. They identified the writer of the mysterious letter. See More
Recent Examples on the Web Contact Detroit Free Press food writer Susan Selasky and send food and restaurant news to: sselasky@freepress.com. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, 5 May 2022 Associated Press writer Farnoush Amiri contributed to this report. Eric Tucker And Mary Clare Jalonick, Chicago Tribune, 4 May 2022 Associated Press writer Russ Bynum in Savannah, Georgia, contributed to this report. Sudhin Thanawala, ajc, 2 May 2022 Associated Press writer Zeke Miller contributed to this report. Farnoush Amiri And Will Weissert, Chron, 2 May 2022 Associated Press writer David Sharp contributed from Freeport, Maine. Anchorage Daily News, 2 May 2022 Associated Press writer Zeke Miller contributed to this report. Will Weissert, Fortune, 1 May 2022 Associated Press writer Zeke Miller contributed to this report. Farnoush Amiri And Will Weissert, USA TODAY, 1 May 2022 Associated Press writer Zeke Miller contributed to this report. al, 30 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of writer

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Writer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/writer. Accessed 19 May. 2022.

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More Definitions for writer

writer

noun
writ·​er | \ ˈrī-tər How to pronounce writer (audio) \

Kids Definition of writer

: a person who writes especially as a business or occupation

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