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  1. an expert in the use of words.
  2. a person, as a journalist or novelist, whose vocation is writing.
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Origin of wordsmith

First recorded in 1895–1900; word + smith
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  • Would that some wordsmith might e'en recoin these ancient mintages to fill the meager purses of our mouths!

    On the Lightship

    Herman Knickerbocker Viel

British Dictionary definitions for wordsmith


  1. a person skilled in using words
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Word Origin and History for wordsmith


1896, from word (n.) + smith (n.).

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