lexicographer

[ lek-si-kog-ruh-fer ]
/ ˌlɛk sɪˈkɒg rə fər /

noun

a writer, editor, or compiler of a dictionary.

Nearby words

  1. lexical order,
  2. lexicalize,
  3. lexically,
  4. lexico-,
  5. lexicog.,
  6. lexicography,
  7. lexicology,
  8. lexicon,
  9. lexicostatistics,
  10. lexigram

Origin of lexicographer

1650–60; < Late Greek lexikográph(os) (see lexicon, -graph) + -er1

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for lexicographer


Word Origin and History for lexicographer

lexicographer

n.

1650s, from French lexicographe "lexicographer," from Greek lexikographos, from lexikon "wordbook" (see lexicon) + -graphos "writer," from graphein "to write" (see -graphy).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper