- a literary person, especially a writer of literary works.
Origin of littérateur
Examples from the Web for litterateur
The litterateur in Wagners estimation had no fixed purpose, no ideal.Wagner as I Knew Him
Ferdinand Christian Wilhelm Praeger
A composer, pianist, and litterateur, who is still living in Poland.Frederic Chopin, v. 1 (of 2)
His fame is greater as a dramatist and litterateur than as a poet.Idling in Italy
The Hotel Helicon is a place to delight the artist and the litterateur.A Fortnight of Folly
But he had been too well educated for an American litterateur.
- an author, esp a professional writer
Word Origin and History for litterateur
"a literary man," 1806, from French littérateur, from Latin litterator "a grammarian, philologist," from littera "letter" (see letter (n.1)). Sometimes Englished as literator (1630s, often with a deprecatory sense). Fem. form is littératrice.