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  1. a person who writes screenplays, especially as an occupation or profession.
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Origin of screenwriter

First recorded in 1920–25; screen + writer
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Related Words for screenwriter

correspondent, author, reporter, critic, columnist, poet, novelist, dramatist, journalist, editor, biographer, essayist, screenwriter, contributor, scribe, wordsmith, scribbler, stenographer, freelancer, stringer

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British Dictionary definitions for screenwriter


  1. a person who writes screenplays
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Word Origin and History for screenwriter


1921, from screen (n.) in the film sense + writer.

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