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[pam-fli-teer] /ˌpæm flɪˈtɪər/
a writer or publisher of pamphlets, especially on controversial issues.
verb (used without object)
to write and issue pamphlets.
Origin of pamphleteer
1690-1700; pamphlet + -eer Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Ratherius was a restless intriguer and pamphleteer, a sort of stormy petrel, who was born in 890 near Lige.

  • A Tory pamphleteer of the time gives us the Loyalist view of the affair.

    Tea Leaves Various
  • He was essentially a pamphleteer, the master of a very rich, simple style that went directly to the hearts of the people.

    Recollections and Impressions Octavius Brooks Frothingham
  • The novelist is hurried on at this stage by the necessities of the pamphleteer.

  • Prominent in the ranks of the latter was William Cobbett, the famous Radical leader and pamphleteer.

  • These are some of the things complained of by my pamphleteer.

    London Walter Besant
  • The spectre of the great Douglas Trial loomed large in the eyes of the pamphleteer and the hero of the riot.

    James Boswell William Keith Leask
  • As a controversialist and pamphleteer he had confessedly no rival.

    Ryerson Memorial Volume J. George Hodgins
  • Cobbett is neglected (unfortunately) as a publicist and pamphleteer, but he is remembered as a Character.

British Dictionary definitions for pamphleteer


a person who writes or issues pamphlets, esp of a controversial nature
(intransitive) to write or issue pamphlets
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for pamphleteer

1640s, from pamphlet + -eer. As a verb from 1690s.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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