Also found in: Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Dür·ren·matt(do͝or′ən-mät′, dyo͝or′-, dür′-), Friedrich 1921-1990.
Swiss writer known for his absurdist novels and plays, such as The Visit (1956).
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
(Biography) Friedrich (ˈfriːdrɪç). 1921–90, Swiss dramatist and writer of detective stories, noted for his grotesque and paradoxical treatment of the modern world: author of The Visit (1956) and The Physicists (1962)
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014