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playwright (n.)

"writer or adapter of plays for the stage," 1680s (Ben Jonson used it 1610s as a mock-name), from play (n.) + wright (n.).

updated on July 08, 2020

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Definitions of playwright from WordNet

playwright (n.)
someone who writes plays;
Synonyms: dramatist
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