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. See More
Recent Examples on the Web Samantha Stutsman is a freelance writer and surveillance editor at PEOPLE. Samantha Stutsman, Peoplemag, 12 Sep. 2023 While there are more than 170,000 actors and writers currently on strike against Hollywood studios and streaming services, most of those union members were not actively working on movies or shows at the time those strikes started earlier this year. Chris Isidore, CNN, 11 Sep. 2023 It’s been four months since the WGA officially went on strike, and while negotiations continue, writers have flocked to social media apps like TikTok to both communicate with each other and advocate for fair wages. Ct Jones, Rolling Stone, 11 Sep. 2023 Other powerful interviews include comedian and writer Megan Koester, who spoke about how the comedy world protected C.K. Jada Yuan, Washington Post, 11 Sep. 2023 Nine writers across the state thought Clarksville Clinton-Massie is the top team in Division IV. Matt Goul, cleveland, 11 Sep. 2023 Associated Press writers Scott Sonner and Gabe Stern in Reno, Nevada; Terry Tang in Phoenix; Rio Yamat in Las Vegas; and Felicia Fonseca in Flagstaff, Arizona, contributed to this story. Morgan Lee, USA TODAY, 10 Sep. 2023 Hannah Holland is a news producer and freelance writer based in Brooklyn. Hannah Holland, Washington Post, 30 Aug. 2023 In Bruce Glen Minister, writer and businesswoman Sarah Jakes Roberts looks stunning in a colorful Bruce Glen shirt and pants set. Kerane Marcellus, Essence, 30 Aug. 2023 See More

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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 21 Sep. 2023.

Kids Definition


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

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