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phrasemaker

[freyz-mey-ker]
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noun
  1. a person who is skilled in coining well-turned phrases; phraseologist.
  2. a person who makes catchy but often meaningless or empty statements.

Origin of phrasemaker

First recorded in 1815–25; phrase + maker
Related formsphrase·mak·ing, noun
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Examples from the Web for phrase-maker

Historical Examples

  • Wilson the phrase-maker was betrayed by a phrase, and it was to pursue him like a Fury.

    Woodrow Wilson and the World War

    Charles Seymour

  • Analysis has become for you an A1 example of the phrase-maker's art.

    The Knack of Managing

    Lewis K. Urquhart and Herbert Watson

  • A phrase-maker, always busy in fitting words together, must be a bore.

    Modeste Mignon

    Honore de Balzac

  • His praise as a phrase-maker is in all thePg 14 Churches of literature.

    Matthew Arnold

    G. W. E. Russell

  • As a phrase-maker, Charizi was peculiarly happy, his command of Hebrew being masterly.