writer

[ rahy-ter ]
/ ˈraɪ tər /

noun

Origin of writer

before 900; Middle English, Old English wrītere. See write, -er1
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writer

/ (ˈraɪtə) /

noun

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Word Origin and History for writer

writer


n.

Old English writere "one who can write, clerk; one who produces books or literary compositions," agent noun from writan (see write (v.)). Meaning "sign-painter" is from 1837. Writer's cramp attested by 1853; writer's block by 1950.

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