writ·​er ˈrī-tər How to pronounce writer (audio)
: one that writes: such as
: author
: one who writes stock options

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.
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Word History

First Known Use

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of writer was before the 12th century

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“Writer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/writer. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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writ·​er ˈrīt-ər How to pronounce writer (audio)
: one that writes especially as a business or occupation

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