wordsmith

[wurd-smith]

noun

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

Nearby words

  1. words fail me,
  2. words of one syllable, in,
  3. words stick in one's throat,
  4. words to that effect,
  5. wordsearch,
  6. wordstock,
  7. wordsworth,
  8. wordsworth, william,
  9. wordy,
  10. wore

Origin of wordsmith

First recorded in 1895–1900; word + smith

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British Dictionary definitions for wordsmith

wordsmith

noun

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

wordsmith

n.

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

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