[lit-er-uh-tur; French lee-tey-ra-tœr] /ˌlɪt ər əˈtɜr; French li teɪ raˈtœr/
noun, plural littérateurs
[lit-er-uh-turz; French lee-tey-ra-tœr] /ˌlɪt ər əˈtɜrz; French li teɪ raˈtœr/ (Show IPA)
a literary person, especially a writer of literary works.
/ˌlɪtərəˈtɜː; French literatœr/
an author, esp a professional writer
“a literary man,” 1806, from French littérateur, from Latin litterator “a grammarian, philologist,” from littera “letter” (see letter (n.1)). Sometimes Englished as literator (1630s, often with a deprecatory sense). Fem. form is littératrice.
[lit-er-bag] /ˈlɪt ərˌbæg/ noun 1. a small paper or plastic for trash or rubbish, as one carried in an automobile.
[lit-uh-rey-tim] /ˌlɪt əˈreɪ tɪm/ adverb, Obsolete. 1. .
[lit-er-buhg] /ˈlɪt ərˌbʌg/ noun 1. a person who public places with items of refuse: Litterbugs had thrown beer cans on the picnic grounds. n. 1947, from litter + bug (n.). According to Mario Pei (“The Story of Language,” Lippincott, 1949) “coined by the New York subways on the analogy of ‘jitterbug’ ….” noun A person […]
[lit-er] /ˈlɪt ər/ noun 1. objects strewn or scattered about; scattered rubbish. 2. a condition of disorder or untidiness: We were appalled at the litter of the room. 3. a number of young brought forth by a multiparous animal at one birth: a litter of six kittens. 4. a framework of cloth stretched between two […]