photographer

[ fuh-tog-ruh-fer ]
/ fəˈtɒg rə fər /

noun

a person who takes photographs, especially one who practices photography professionally.

Nearby words

  1. photogenic epilepsy,
  2. photogeology,
  3. photogram,
  4. photogrammetry,
  5. photograph,
  6. photographic,
  7. photography,
  8. photogravure,
  9. photoheliograph,
  10. photoinactivation

Origin of photographer

First recorded in 1840–50; photograph + -er1

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British Dictionary definitions for photographer

photographer

/ (fəˈtɒɡrəfə) /

noun

a person who takes photographs, either as a hobby or a profession
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Word Origin and History for photographer

photographer

n.

1843, agent noun from photograph (v.). (Photographist also is attested from 1843).

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