[ kom-en-ter ]


  1. a person who makes remarks, observations, or criticisms, especially in response to a published story, post, etc.:

    I will delete comments and ban commenters that bring too much negativity to the forum.

    Class size is a topic that is always in fashion with education policy commenters and journalists.

  2. a person who writes explanatory or critical notes on a text:

    These commentaries have the commenter’s notes and the Biblical text in parallel columns.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of commenter1

First recorded in 1350–1400; comment ( def ) + -er 1( def )

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Patagonia, Coca-Cola and Costco didn’t respond to requests for comment.

Eghbali, Feliciano and Jones did not respond to multiple requests for comment, nor did Smith, Schar and Rothman.

LabGenomics officials did not respond to multiple requests for comment about the test kits.

Neither the FBI nor DHS’s Office of the Inspector General responded to emails seeking comment.

At 1:42 a.m., a commenter bluntly asked: “Jeff, Is it true you are a convicted sex offender?”

One commenter wrote that this unsubstantiated rumor clearly meant that “Rihanna had what was coming to her.”

One Huffington Post commenter, for example, says that he hopes “she recovers and takes time to reevaluate her career.”

“Maybe the article should have been titled ‘The End of Women,’” one commenter wryly observed.

At least one commenter asks, “What about the suicide bombers?”