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orthographer

or or·thog·ra·phist

[awr-thog-ruh-fer]
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noun
  1. a person versed in orthography or spelling.
  2. a person who spells correctly.

Origin of orthographer

1590–1600; < Late Latin orthograph(us) (adj. and noun) (Latin ortho- ortho- + -graphus -graph) + -er1
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Examples from the Web for orthographer

Historical Examples

  • Orthographer, or-thog′ra-fėr, n. one who spells words correctly—also Orthog′raphist.

    Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 3 of 4: N-R)

    Various

  • The World, Feb. 16, 1881 But who could possibly have supposed an orthographer loose!

    The Gentle Art of Making Enemies

    James McNeill Whistler