Definition: Playwright

From New World Encyclopedia


play +‎ wright (“builder, craftsman”) from Middle English wrighte, wriȝte, wruhte, wurhte, from Old English wyrhta (“worker, maker”), from Proto-West Germanic *wurhtijō (as in *wurkijan), from Proto-Indo-European *werǵ- (“to work”).


playwright (plural playwrights)

  1. A writer and creator of theatrical plays.

Derived terms

  • tele-playwright or teleplaywright


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