a person who writes one or numerous speeches, books, articles, etc., for another person who is named as or presumed to be the author.
What Is Ghosting?The noun ghost has been around a very long time, since before 900, when Old English was spoken. Originally it referred to the soul of a dead person or a disembodied spirit, and this meaning is still in use. In the recent past, ghost and ghosting have expanded in meaning, and today this term is often evoked in relation to dating. How do you know if …
Origin of ghost writer
An Americanism dating back to 1895–1900
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His father, William Novak, is the ghost-writer of bestsellers by Lee Iacocca and Nancy Reagan.The Book of B.J. Novak: An Absurdist, Scathingly Funny Literary Debut|Caryn James|February 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST