screenwriter

[ skreen-rahy-ter ]
/ ˈskrinˌraɪ tər /

noun

a person who writes screenplays, especially as an occupation or profession.

Nearby words

  1. screeno,
  2. screenplay,
  3. screensaver,
  4. screenshort,
  5. screenshot,
  6. screet,
  7. screever,
  8. screigh,
  9. screw,
  10. screw around

Origin of screenwriter

First recorded in 1920–25; screen + writer

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British Dictionary definitions for screenwriter

screenwriter

/ (ˈskriːnˌraɪtə) /

noun

a person who writes screenplays
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Word Origin and History for screenwriter

screenwriter

n.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper