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 According to a new book from TV writer Stan Zimmerman, the two Golden Girls costars had some conflict throughout the filming of the NBC sitcom. Carly Tagen-Dye, Peoplemag, 13 Feb. 2024 The film is the only movie in Disney's Marvel Cinematic Universe to be released next year after the studio's release schedule was turned upside down by last year's actors and writers strikes. Mary Whitfill Roeloffs, Forbes, 13 Feb. 2024 Thao is a Vietnamese-American writer based in New York City. Jennifer Maas, Variety, 13 Feb. 2024 Casey Barber is a food writer, artist and editor of the website Good Food Stories. Cnn.com Wire Service, The Mercury News, 13 Feb. 2024 Miami Herald sports writer Anthony Chiang contributed to this report. Barry Jackson, Miami Herald, 13 Feb. 2024 Additional reporting by: Maya Polton is a former marketing manager and current freelance writer who covers food, home, and parenting. Katrina Cossey, Parents, 12 Feb. 2024 The show, hosted by actor Simu Liu, will air Sunday, Feb. 18, at 8 p.m. ET/PT from the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, Calif. Related Sandler, 57, has enjoyed phenomenal success as a comedian, actor, writer, producer and musician. Paul Grein, Billboard, 31 Jan. 2024 In their announcement, the unions acknowledged that various measures taken during 2023 to help crew members survive the writers’ and actors’ strikes had taken their toll on the health and pension plans, which are funded in part by residuals accrued from members working. Katie Kilkenny, The Hollywood Reporter, 31 Jan. 2024 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 23 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition


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

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