verb (ghostwrote; ghostwritten) Etymology: back-formation from ghostwriter Date: 1927 intransitive verb to write for and in the name of another transitive verb to write (as a speech) for another who is the presumed author • ghostwriter noun

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  • ghostwrite — ghost write , ghost write ghost write v. t. To write (a book, article, speech, etc.) for someone else; the written material appears under the name of the person for whom it was written. Syn: ghost. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ghostwrite — verb a) To write under the name of another (especially literary works). Maria would rather not ghostwrite for a living because she finds it a thankless task. b) To author a literary work or speech in the place of another. The president has… …   Wiktionary

  • ghostwrite — ghostwriter ghost‧writ‧er [ˈgoʊstˌraɪtə ǁ ˈgoʊstˌraɪtər] noun [countable] JOBS someone who is paid to write a book, article, or speech for another person, who then says it is their own : • Her company in Washington has three ghostwriters on its… …   Financial and business terms

  • ghostwrite — UK [ˈɡəʊstˌraɪt] / US [ˈɡoʊstˌraɪt] verb [intransitive/transitive] Word forms ghostwrite : present tense I/you/we/they ghostwrite he/she/it ghostwrites present participle ghostwriting past tense ghostwrote past participle ghostwritten to ghost …   English dictionary

  • ghostwrite — verb write for someone else How many books have you ghostwritten so far? • Syn: ↑ghost • Derivationally related forms: ↑ghostwriter, ↑ghost (for: ↑ghost) …   Useful english dictionary

  • ghostwrite — /gohst ruyt /, v.t., v.i., ghostwrote, ghostwritten, writing. to write as a ghost writer. [1925 30; back formation from GHOST WRITER] * * * …   Universalium

  • ghostwrite — Synonyms and related words: act for, author, change places with, coauthor, collaborate, compose, crowd out, cut out, dash off, displace, double for, editorialize, fill in for, formulate, free lance, ghost, indite, knock off, knock out, novelize,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • ghostwrite — (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb To write for and credit authorship to another: Informal: ghost. See WORDS …   English dictionary for students

  • ghostwrite — v. anonymously write (books, speeches, etc.) for and under the name of another author …   English contemporary dictionary

  • ghostwrite — /ˈgoʊstraɪt/ (say gohstruyt) verb (t) (ghostwrote, ghostwritten, ghostwriting) to act as a ghostwriter of (a text). {backformation from ghostwriter} …   Australian English dictionary

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