bookwright (plural bookwrights)

  1. A writer of books; an author.
    • 1853, Henry Theodore Tuckerman, Mental Portraits; Or, Studies of Character, The Reviewer: Lord Jeffrey, page 219:
      Where the personal feelings were not engaged, it was also an agreeable pastime to follow his destructive feats; see him annihilate a poetaster, or insinuate away the pretensions of a book-wright.

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