wordsman

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words +‎ -man

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wordsman (plural wordsmen)

  1. A man who is a wordsmith.
    • 2003, Simon Winchester, The Meaning of Everything, Oxford: Oxford University Press, page 39:
      This was the document which at long last defined the problem that had long nagged at the serge-clad shoulders of a score of wordsmen.
  2. (archaic) One who deals in words, or in mere words; a verbalist.
    • 1858, Horace Bushnell, Nature and the Supernatural
      Nor does it make any the least difference, except with some speculative wordsman, grubbing under space and time, whether death and prey and other like consequences of sin began to work, before the arrival here of man, or only after.

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