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playwright

[pley-rahyt]
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noun
  1. a writer of plays; dramatist.
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Origin of playwright

First recorded in 1680–90; play + wright
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author, writer, dramatist, scenarist, librettist, tragedian, dramaturge, scripter

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playwright

noun
  1. a person who writes plays
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Word Origin and History for playwright

n.

1680s, from play (n.) + wright.

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