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wordsmith

[wurd-smith]
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noun
  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

wordsmith

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

n.

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

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