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Lexicographer Definition

The maker of dictionaries. According to Samuel Johnson: 'a harmless drudge'.

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[n] a compiler or writer of a dictionary; a student of the lexical component of language



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\Lex`i*cog"ra*pher\ (-[i^]*k[o^]g"r[.a]*f[~e]r), n. [Gr. lexikogra`fos; lexiko`n dictionary + gra`fein to write: cf. F. lexicographe. See {Lexicon}.] The author or compiler of a lexicon or dictionary. Every other author may aspire to praise; the lexicographer can only hope to escape reproach; and even this negative recompense has been yet granted to very few. --Johnson.

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