littérateur


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lit·tér·a·teur

also lit·ter·a·teur  (lĭt′ər-ə-tûr′, lĭt′rə-)
n.
One who is devoted to the study or writing of literature.

[French, from Latin litterātor, critic, lettered person, from littera, letter; see letter.]

littérateur

(ˌlɪtərəˈtɜː; French literatœr)
n
(Literary & Literary Critical Terms) an author, esp a professional writer
[C19: from French from Latin litterātor a grammarian]

lit•té•ra•teur

also lit•te•ra•teur

(ˌlɪt ər əˈtɜr, -ˈtʊər)

n.
a literary person, esp. a writer of literary works.
[1800–10; < French literary person]

littérateur

A French word meaning literary person, used for a professional writer.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.littérateur - a writer of literary workslitterateur - a writer of literary works    
author, writer - writes (books or stories or articles or the like) professionally (for pay)
References in classic literature ?
If his omelettes - if his fricandeaux were inestimable, what littérateur of that day would not have given twice as much for an "Idée de Bon-Bon" as for all the trash of "Idées" of all the rest of the savants ?