wordsmith

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Etymology

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The noun is derived from word +‎ smith (craftsperson who works metal into desired forms; (by extension) one who makes anything).[1] The verb is derived from the noun.

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wordsmith (plural wordsmiths)

  1. One who uses words skilfully. [from late 19th c.]
    • 2021, Little Simz (lyrics and music), “Introvert”, in Sometimes I Might Be Introvert[1]:
      I bottle up and then spill it in verses / One day, I'm wordless, next day, I'm a wordsmith / Close to success, but to happiness, I'm the furthest
    Synonym: (one sense) wordmonger
    Hyponyms: logodaedalus, wordman, wordsman, wordster
    She has always been known as a capable wordsmith, but in this latest novel she also shows surprising emotional depth.

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Verb

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wordsmith (third-person singular simple present wordsmiths, present participle wordsmithing, simple past and past participle wordsmithed)

  1. (transitive) To skilfully compose or craft (something written).

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  1. ^ wordsmith, n.”, in OED Online Paid subscription required, Oxford, Oxfordshire: Oxford University Press, December 2021; wordsmith, n.”, in Lexico, Dictionary.com; Oxford University Press, 2019–2022.