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[fuh-tog-ruh-fer] /fəˈtɒg rə fər/
a person who takes photographs, especially one who practices photography professionally.
Origin of photographer
First recorded in 1840-50; photograph + -er1 Unabridged
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  • They compelled the photographer to sell them his photograph, and they all believe he is in love with them.

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  • In addition to the women, there were a photographer and Boltt.

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  • Because the picture might have been obtained from the photographer.

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  • But that of your niece was obtained by our society reporter from the photographer who took it.

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  • When all hands was through, that photographer was a spiled negative.

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British Dictionary definitions for photographer


a person who takes photographs, either as a hobby or a profession
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for photographer

1843, agent noun from photograph (v.). (Photographist also is attested from 1843).

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