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programmer

[proh-gram-er] /ˈproʊ græm ər/
noun
1.
a person who writes computer programs; a person who programs a device, especially a computer.
2.
a person who prepares program schedules, as for radio or television.
3.
a person who prepares instructional programs.
Also, programer.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90; program + -er1
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programmer

n.

1890, "event planner," agent noun from program (v.). Meaning "person who programs computers" is attested from 1948.

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