a person engaged in writing
books, articles, stories, etc., especially as an occupation or profession; an author or journalist.
a clerk, scribe, or the like.
a person who commits his or her thoughts, ideas, etc., to writing
: an expert letter writer.
(in a piece of writing) the author (used as a circumlocution for “I,” “me,” “my,” etc.): The writer wishes to state….
a person who writes
or is able to write
: a writer in script.
Stock Exchange. someone who sells options.
Scot. a lawyer or solicitor.
Origin: before 900; Middle English, Old English wrītere.