auto-biographer

autobiography

[aw-tuh-bahy-og-ruh-fee, -bee-, aw-toh-]
noun, plural autobiographies.
a history of a person's life written or told by that person.

Origin:
1790–1800; auto-1 + biography

autobiographer, noun
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autobiography (ˌɔːtəʊbaɪˈɒɡrəfɪ, ˌɔːtəbaɪ-)
 
n , pl -phies
an account of a person's life written or otherwise recorded by that person
 
autobi'ographer
 
n

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autobiography
1797, from auto- + biography (q.v.). Related: Autobiographical (1831).
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autobiography definition


A literary work about the writer's own life. The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin and Isak Dinesen's Out of Africa are autobiographical.

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