Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. One versed in orthography; one who spells words correctly

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One versed in orthography; one who spells words correctly.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who is skilled in or writes on orthography; one who spells words correctly, according to approved usage.

Etymologies

orthography +‎ -er (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • An essay prompt referred to “the omission of greenhouse gases,” enough to emit a scream from any orthographer.

    How an errant vowel sent 3 million people to The Wichita Eagle, and why the paper couldn’t cash in » Nieman Journalism Lab

  • As she was a poor scribe, and a still worse orthographer, Howel superintended the letter, and when it was written said he would enclose and post it.

    Gladys, the Reaper

  • He was wont to speak plain and to the purpose, like an honest man and a soldier; and now is he turned orthographer; his words are a very fantastical banquet, just so many strange dishes.

    Act II. Scene III. Much Ado about Nothing

  • But who could possibly have supposed an orthographer loose!

    The Gentle Art of Making Enemies

  • Hucheloup, one fine Morning, had seen fit to notify passersby of this "specialty"; he had dipped a brush in a pot of black paint, and as he was an orthographer on his own account, as well as a cook after his own fashion, he had improvised on his wall this remarkable inscription: -- CARPES HO GRAS.

    Les Miserables, Volume IV, Saint Denis

  • Hucheloup, one fine morning, had seen fit to notify passers-by of this "specialty"; he had dipped a brush in a pot of black paint, and as he was an orthographer on his own account, as well as

    Les Misérables

  • The young orthographer now has a new passion -- writing books.

    Daytona Beach News-Journal Online

  • “specialty”; he had dipped a brush in a pot of black paint, and as he was an orthographer on his own account, as well as a cook after his own fashion, he had improvised on his wall this remarkable inscription: —

    Les Miserables

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