Meaning of “ghostwrite” in the English Dictionary

"ghostwrite" in British English

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ghostwriteverb [ T ]

uk /ˈɡəʊst.raɪt/ us /ˈɡoʊst.raɪt/ also ghost

to write a book or article, etc. for another person, so that that person can pretend it is his or her own or use it himself or herself:

His autobiography was ghostwritten.
noun [ C ] uk /ˈɡəʊstˌraɪ.tər/ us /ˈɡoʊstˌraɪ.t̬ɚ/

(Definition of “ghostwrite” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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ghostwriteverb [ T ]

us /ˈɡoʊstˌrɑɪt/ present participle ghostwriting, past tense ghostwrote /ˈɡoʊstˌroʊt/ , past participle ghostwritten /ˈɡoʊstˌrɪt·ən/ also ghost, /ɡoʊst/

to write a book, article, or speech for another person to use as his or her own

noun [ C ] us /ˈɡoʊˌstrɑɪt̬·ər/

Carol worked as a ghostwriter for that radio talk-show host.

(Definition of “ghostwrite” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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