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rewriteman

[ree-rahyt-man]
noun, plural re·write·men.
  1. a newspaper employee who writes articles from available information or who reworks the copy written by reporters.
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Origin of rewriteman

An Americanism dating back to 1900–05; rewrite + man1

Usage note

See -man.
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