- The definition of a playwright is a person who composes or writes a play.
William Shakespeare is an example of a playwright.
playwright definition by Webster's New World
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a person who writes plays; dramatist
Origin: see wright
playwright definition by American Heritage Dictionary
One who writes plays; a dramatist.