- Archaic a person who writes for a gazette
Origin of gazetteerprob. after L. Echard's use for his geographical dictionary (c. 1700) a dictionary or index of geographical names
Origin of gazetteerFrench gazettier
- A dictionary, listing, or index of geographic names.
- Archaic A writer for a gazette; a journalist.
From The gazetteer's: or newsman's interpreter, a geographical index edited by Laurence Echard, 1st ed. published 1693. In 1704, in the second volume Echard referred to the work as Gazetteer.