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Definition of the noun ghostwriter

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noun - plural: ghostwriters

  1. a writer who gives the credit of authorship to someone else
    • example: He's a ghostwriter.
    • lexical domain: People - nouns denoting people
    • synonym of ghostwriter: ghost
    • more generic words: author / writer = writes (books or stories or articles or the like) professionally

Alternative definition of the noun ghostwriter


  1. A professional writer who is paid to write books, articles, stories, or reports which are officially credited to another person.


  1. Ghostwriter is an American children's mystery television series created by Liz Nealon and produced by the Children's Television Workshop and BBC One. It began airing on PBS on October 4, 1992, and the final episode aired on February 13, 1995. The series revolves around a close-knit circle of friends from Brooklyn who solve neighborhood crimes and mysteries as a team of young detectives with the help of an invisible ghost named Ghostwriter. Ghostwriter can communicate with the kids only by manipulating whatever text and letters he can find and using them to form words and sentences. The series was filmed on location in Fort Greene, Brooklyn.
  2. "Ghostwriter" a.k.a. "The Ghost Writer" is a 2010 British political thriller film directed by Roman Polanski. The film is an adaptation of the Robert Harris novel, The Ghost, with the screenplay written by Polanski and Harris. It stars Ewan McGregor, Pierce Brosnan, Kim Cattrall and Olivia Williams.


"Ghostwriter" is a book by Padraig Rooney.


  1. "Ghostwriter" is a musical album of Sound Tesselated.
    • released on (7 years ago)
  2. "Ghostwriter" is a musical album of Headphone.
    • released on (6 years ago)
  3. "Ghostwriter" is a musical album of Beth Wood.
  4. "Ghostwriter" is a composition.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Ghostwriter

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Google preview40 (2011)

A Novel by Travis Thrasher

Ghostwriter is a moving story about love, loss, and the creative forces that drive people to madness.

Ghostwriter is the kind of gem that comes along far too seldom, displaying the kind of writing that deserves to be devoured by the masses.

Google previewMastering Public Speaking (2016)

by CTI Reviews

Ghostwriter: A Ghostwriter is a professional writer ...

Google previewGateways to Art (2016)

Arts, Visual arts by CTI Reviews

Ghostwriter: A ghostwriter is a professional writerwho is paidto write books, articles, stories, reports, or other texts thatare officially creditedto another person. Celebrities, executives, and political leaders often hire ghostwriters to draft or edit ...

Google previewMarketing Your Clinical Practice (2010)

Ethically, Effectively, Economically by Neil Baum, Gretchen Henkel

Using a ghostwriter is the most expensive but probably the fastest route to getting your book written and published. The route you choose will depend on your time availability and the willingness to commit extra funds to the project. We will be ...

Google previewHow to Make Money Online (2010)

by Larry Bussey

A ghostwriter is a writer who publishes under someone else's name, with the consent of both parties. Traditionally, ghostwriters have been and are still today hired by celebrities to write autobiographies when the celebrities are not talented ...

Google previewGames That Boost Performance (2004)

by Steve Sugar, Carol Willett

Ghostwriter is a novel way to not only reinforce existing vocabulary, terms, or concepts, but to engage participants' imagination and sense of humor as well. By challenging teams to not ...

Google previewBillie Holiday (2002)

by Magdalena Alagna

A ghostwriter is a person.

Google previewThe Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms (2015)

by Chris Baldick

(ghostwriter) A term used since the 1920s to designate a writer who is paid to produce books or articles that are presented as being written by somebody else. Typically this will be a sports journalist who writes a newspaper column or an entire ...

Google previewThe SAGE Encyclopedia of Online Education (2016)

by Steven L. Danver

A ghostwriter can be hired who will work with a student throughout the semester to turn in work that was actually done by the ghostwriter.

Google previewUseful Dictionary of Derived Words (2016)

by Martin Manser

ghostwriter n It must be frustrating to be ...

Google previewNew Oxford Rhyming Dictionary (2012)

by Oxford University Press

ghostwriter . underwriter . blotter, cotta, cottar, dotter, gotta, hotter, jotter, knotter, otter, pelota, plotter, potter, ricotta, rotter, ...

Google previewSafire's Political Dictionary (2008)

by William Safire

ghostwriter One who writes another's speeches, articles, and planned “ad libs.” Eight categories of ghost (or “spook”) haunt the political scene: 1. SPEECHWRITER, who ...

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Quotes about Ghostwriter

The trouble with being a ghostwriter or artist is that you must remain rather anonymously without credit. If one wants the credit, one has to cease being a ghost and become a leader or innovator. (Bob Kane)
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Scrabble value of G2H4O1S1T1W4R1I1T1E1R1

The value of this 11-letter word is 18 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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