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phrasemaker

[ freyz-mey-ker ]
/ ˈfreɪzˌmeɪ kər /
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noun

a person who is skilled in coining well-turned phrases; phraseologist.
a person who makes catchy but often meaningless or empty statements.

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Origin of phrasemaker

First recorded in 1815–25; phrase + maker

OTHER WORDS FROM phrasemaker

phrasemaking, noun
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