- a person who writes one or numerous speeches, books, articles, etc., for another person who is named as or presumed to be the author.
Origin of ghost writer
An Americanism dating back to 1895–1900
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Examples from the Web for ghost writer
His father, William Novak, is the ghost-writer of bestsellers by Lee Iacocca and Nancy Reagan.The Book of B.J. Novak: An Absurdist, Scathingly Funny Literary Debut
February 6, 2014