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[pley-rahyt] /ˈpleɪˌraɪt/
a writer of plays; dramatist.
Origin of playwright
1680-90; play + wright Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for playwright
  • That's what makes this a forum and not a play of which you are the playwright.
  • It soon sold out, and during the winter playwright and actor swept both major theatre awards.
  • The renowned playwright and author on the idea of crime.
  • It is a stratagem of the novelist no less than of the playwright to symbolize physically the moral nature of a character.
  • The playwright and the actors, whoever they are, will have plenty to work with.
  • In the end, her father suggested the poet and playwright.
  • So they decided to have a playwright write a play based on it.
  • For example, artists in residence have included a mosaicist and a playwright, among others.
  • As a novelist and playwright, he traveled around the world.
  • His mother was a wouldbe playwright and summer playhouse owner.
British Dictionary definitions for playwright


a person who writes plays
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for playwright

1680s, from play (n.) + wright.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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