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as-told-to

[ az-tohld-too ]
/ ˌæzˈtoʊldˌtu /
Informal.
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adjective

(of a biographical account) written by a professional author using information from personal conversations with the subject.

noun

an as-told-to biography.

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Origin of as-told-to

First recorded in 1925–30
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