verb (used with or without object), ghost·wrote, ghost·writ·ten, ghost·writ·ing.

to write as a ghost writer.

Origin of ghostwrite

First recorded in 1925–30; back formation from ghost writer Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for ghostwrite


verb -writes, -writing, -wrote or -written

to write (an autobiographical or other article) on behalf of a person who is then credited as authorOften shortened to: ghost
Derived Formsghostwriter, noun
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