- A writer of plays. See playright.
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Playwright — Play wright , n. A maker or adapter of plays. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
playwright — (n.) 1680s, from PLAY (Cf. play) (n.) + WRIGHT (Cf. wright) … Etymology dictionary
playwright — [n] person who writes for the theater author, dramatist, dramaturge, dramaturgist, librettist, scenarist, scripter, tragedian, writer; concept 348 … New thesaurus
playwright — ► NOUN ▪ a person who writes plays … English terms dictionary
playwright — [plā′rīt΄] n. [see WRIGHT] a person who writes plays; dramatist … English World dictionary
Playwright — A playwright, also called a dramatist, is a person who writes plays. The term is not a variant spelling of playwrite , but something quite distinct: the word wright is an archaic English term for a craftsman or builder (as in a wheelwright or… … Wikipedia
playwright — UK [ˈpleɪˌraɪt] / US noun [countable] Word forms playwright : singular playwright plural playwrights someone who writes plays, especially as their job … English dictionary
playwright — [[t]ple͟ɪraɪt[/t]] playwrights N COUNT A playwright is a person who writes plays. Syn: dramatist … English dictionary
playwright — noun Etymology: 1play + obsolete wright maker more at wright Date: 1616 a person who writes plays … New Collegiate Dictionary
playwright — /play ruyt /, n. a writer of plays; dramatist. [1680 90; PLAY + WRIGHT] * * * … Universalium
playwright — noun A writer and creator of theatrical plays. Syn: dramatist … Wiktionary