or lit·te·ra·teur

[ lit-er-uh-tur; French lee-tey-ra-tœr ]
/ ˌlɪt ər əˈtɜr; French li teɪ raˈtœr /

noun, plural lit·té·ra·teurs [lit-er-uh-turz; French lee-tey-ra-tœr] /ˌlɪt ər əˈtɜrz; French li teɪ raˈtœr/.

a literary person, especially a writer of literary works.

Origin of littérateur

From French, dating back to 1800–10; see origin at literator Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for litterateur

British Dictionary definitions for litterateur

/ (ˌlɪtərəˈtɜː, French literatœr) /


an author, esp a professional writer

Word Origin for littérateur

C19: from French from Latin litterātor a grammarian
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