rewriteman

[ree-rahyt-man]

noun, plural re·write·men.

a newspaper employee who writes articles from available information or who reworks the copy written by reporters.

Nearby words

  1. reworked fossil,
  2. reworked wool,
  3. rewound,
  4. rewrite,
  5. rewrite rule,
  6. rewriteperson,
  7. rex,
  8. rex begonia,
  9. rexburg,
  10. rexine

Origin of rewriteman

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

Usage note

See -man.

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