wordsmith

[wurd-smith]
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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!

    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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