Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A literary man; one who is engaged in literary work; one who adopts literature as a profession.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. One who occupies himself with literature; a literary man; a literatus.
- n. a writer of literary works
- From French, from Latin litterator ("critic"). (Wiktionary)
“When the public is eager and interested, reviewers must minister to its wants; and the genuine 'litterateur' is too much in the habit of acquiring his knowledge from the book he judges -- as the”
“By spelling "litterateur" and "basilica," Christopher Smith, of Monett, became the champion of the 2009 Bee - a fifth grade student from Trinity Lutheran School in Freistatt.”
“I had no idea that the Barn Man had become such a litterateur in his years of obscurity.”
“The French litterateur and gourmand Antoine Désaugiers once expressed the hope that his epitaph would read: "Here lies the first poet ever to die of indigestion.”
“Diarist George Templeton Strong described Mansfield as a "small litterateur who devoted himself to the concoction of dish-water little novels.”
“Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has deeply condoled the death of renowned Dogri litterateur, Prof. Ram Nath Shastri, who passed away here last evening.”
“Prof. Saifuddin Soz, the Union Minister of Water Resources has expressed his deep condolences over the passing away of veteran Dogri writer, author and litterateur Prof. Ram Nath Shastri in Jammu late last night.”
“The Principal Secretary on the occasion also felicitated erudite poet and versatile litterateur Mr. Arjun Dev Majboor and illustrious Kashmiri musician and artist Mr. Krishan Langoo.”
“Hosken subsequently, as Charles Granville, litterateur and widower, married Mrs. Caroline Leontine Fawcett at Portobello near Edinburgh.”
“Every one has heard of Alexis Soyer, the celebrated chef de cuisine, ... [a] litterateur, as well as the greatest living master of the mageric art" (325).”
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