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ghost·writ·er

 (gōst′rī′tər)
n.
One who writes for and gives credit of authorship to another.

ghost′writ`er

or ghost′ writ`er,


n.
a person who writes a speech, book, article, etc., for another person who is named as or presumed to be the author.
[1895–1900, Amer.]
ghost′write`, v.t., v.i. -wrote, -writ•ten, -writ•ing.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ghostwriter - a writer who gives the credit of authorship to someone else
author, writer - writes (books or stories or articles or the like) professionally (for pay)
Translations
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ghostwriter

[ˈgəʊstˌraɪtəʳ] Nnegro/a m/f

ghostwriter

[ˈgəʊstraɪtər] nnègre m (fig)

ghostwriter

[ˈgəʊstˌraɪtəʳ] nghost writer m/f inv, scrittore/trice fantasma inv
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