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[freyz-mey-ker] /ˈfreɪzˌmeɪ kər/
a person who is skilled in coining well-turned phrases; phraseologist.
a person who makes catchy but often meaningless or empty statements.
Origin of phrasemaker
1815-25; phrase + maker
Related forms
phrasemaking, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • His praise as a phrase-maker is in all thePg 14 Churches of literature.

    Matthew Arnold G. W. E. Russell
  • Wilson the phrase-maker was betrayed by a phrase, and it was to pursue him like a Fury.

  • Analysis has become for you an A1 example of the phrase-maker's art.

    The Knack of Managing Lewis K. Urquhart and Herbert Watson
  • A phrase-maker, always busy in fitting words together, must be a bore.

    Modeste Mignon Honore de Balzac
  • As a phrase-maker, Charizi was peculiarly happy, his command of Hebrew being masterly.

  • These subjects, therefore, are the happy hunting-ground of the visionary and the phrase-maker.

    Constructive Imperialism Viscount Milner

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