[ ri-vyoo-er ]
/ rɪˈvyu ər /


a person who reviews.
a person who reviews books, plays, etc.

Origin of reviewer

First recorded in 1605–15; review + -er1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Word Origin and History for reviewer



1610s, "one who reviews" (in any sense), agent noun from review (v.). Specifically, "one who critically examines and passes judgment on new publications or productions; a writer of reviews" is from 1650s.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper