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Origin of wordsmith

First recorded in 1895–1900; word + smith
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Contemporary Examples of wordsmith

  • If only The Situation was as much of a ladies' man as he is a wordsmith.

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    The Real Jersey Dictionary

    Jaimie Etkin

    August 2, 2010

  • Who is the wordsmith penning these rallying cries—Mike Dukakis?

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    The Salesman Obama Needs

    Tina Brown

    June 27, 2010

  • Luntz is the wordsmith who coined the term "death tax" to replace the vague notion of an estate tax.

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    A Global Warming Conversion

    Michael Smerconish

    February 3, 2010

  • The person they had just heard was not, after all, a wordsmith.

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    No More Mr. Eloquent

    Simon Schama

    January 20, 2009

Historical Examples of wordsmith

  • Would that some wordsmith might e'en recoin these ancient mintages to fill the meager purses of our mouths!

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    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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