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  1. a writer of copy, especially for advertisements or publicity releases.
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Origin of copywriter

First recorded in 1910–15; copy + writer
Related formscop·y·writ·ing, noun
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  1. a person employed to write advertising copy
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Derived Formscopywriting, noun
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Word Origin and History for copywriter

"writer of copy for advertisements," 1911, from copy + writer. Related: Copywriting.

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