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wordsmith

[wurd-smith] /ˈwɜrdˌsmɪθ/
noun
1.
an expert in the use of words.
2.
a person, as a journalist or novelist, whose vocation is writing.
Origin
1895-1900
1895-1900; word + smith
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British Dictionary definitions for wordsmith

wordsmith

/ˈwɜːdˌsmɪθ/
noun
1.
a person skilled in using words
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Word Origin and History for wordsmith
n.

1896, from word (n.) + smith (n.).

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