Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A fluent and prolific writer, especially one who writes professionally.
  • n. An expert on words.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. One who uses words skillfully.
  • v. To apply craftsman-like skills to word use.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a fluent and prolific writer

Etymologies

word +‎ smith (Wiktionary)

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  • "It is one of the livelier paradoxes of the English-speaking theater today that its two most dazzling wordsmiths are incurably suspicious of the language they ply with such flair." -- "Language, the Muse That Provokes Stoppard and Albee," New York Times, 2/18/08

    February 21, 2008