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

  • n. A writer or adapter of plays; a playwright.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A position within a theatre that deals mainly with research and development.
  • n. Someone skilled in the dramatic arts, a playwright for example.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A writer of plays; a dramaturgist.


French, from Greek drāmatourgos : drāma, drāmat-, drama; see drama + ergon, work; see werg- in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)



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