a writer or publisher of pamphlets, especially on controversial issues.

verb (used without object)

to write and issue pamphlets.

Origin of pamphleteer

First recorded in 1690–1700; pamphlet + -eer Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for pamphleteer

Contemporary Examples of pamphleteer

Historical Examples of pamphleteer

  • A Tory pamphleteer of the time gives us the Loyalist view of the affair.

    Tea Leaves


  • The novelist is hurried on at this stage by the necessities of the pamphleteer.

  • These are some of the things complained of by my pamphleteer.


    Walter Besant

  • As a controversialist and pamphleteer he had confessedly no rival.

    Ryerson Memorial Volume

    J. George Hodgins

  • Any pamphleteer can show the way to better things; but when there is no will there is no way.

    Man And Superman

    George Bernard Shaw

British Dictionary definitions for pamphleteer



a person who writes or issues pamphlets, esp of a controversial nature


(intr) to write or issue pamphlets
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Word Origin and History for pamphleteer

1640s, from pamphlet + -eer. As a verb from 1690s.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper