[lit-er-uh-tur; French lee-tey-ra-tœr]
noun, plural littérateurs [lit-er-uh-turz; French lee-tey-ra-tœr] .
a literary person, especially a writer of literary works.
Also, litterateur.

1800–10; < French; see literator Unabridged
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littérateur (ˌlɪtərəˈtɜː, French literatœr)
an author, esp a professional writer
[C19: from French from Latin litterātor a grammarian]

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Word Origin & History

1806, from Fr. littérateur, from L. litterator, from littera "letter" (see letter).
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Example sentences
Abbey held that his main vocation was as iconoclastic litterateur defending natural wilderness and freedom.
When a litterateur gets involved in politics, his politics gets more refined.
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