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
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First Known Use of writer

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

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

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19 May 2022

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“Writer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/writer. Accessed 24 May. 2022.

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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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