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opificer (plural opificers)
- (obsolete) A person who creates or makes something.
1761, Laurence Sterne, The Life & Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman, volume 3, Penguin, published 2003, page 188:
- can it escape your penetration,—I defy it,—that so many playwrights, and opificers of chit-chat have ever since been working upon Trim’s and my uncle Toby’s pattern.