playwright

[ pley-rahyt ]
/ ˈpleɪˌraɪt /

noun

a writer of plays; dramatist.

Nearby words

  1. playstreet,
  2. playsuit,
  3. plaything,
  4. playtime,
  5. playwear,
  6. playwriting,
  7. plaza,
  8. plaza de toros,
  9. plaza lasso,
  10. plaza lasso, galo

Origin of playwright

First recorded in 1680–90; play + wright

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British Dictionary definitions for playwright

playwright

/ (ˈpleɪˌraɪt) /

noun

a person who writes plays
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Word Origin and History for playwright

playwright

n.

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

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