screenwriter

[skreen-rahy-ter]
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Origin of screenwriter

First recorded in 1920–25; screen + writer
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screenwriter

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

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

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