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playwright

[pley-rahyt] /ˈpleɪˌraɪt/
noun
1.
a writer of plays; dramatist.
Origin of playwright
1680-1690
First recorded in 1680-90; play + wright
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playwright

/ˈpleɪˌraɪt/
noun
1.
a person who writes plays
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n.

1680s, from play (n.) + wright.

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