letter writer



letter writer (plural letter writers)

  1. A correspondent; a writer of letters.
  2. A person employed to write letters for illiterate people; a person who does this as an occupation.
    • 1956, Anthony Burgess, Time for a Tiger (The Malayan Trilogy), published 1972, page 46:
      The Indian letter-writers, awaiting clients, fresh paper and carbons rolled into their machines, greeted Victor Crabbe with smiles and waved hands.
  3. A book containing examples of letters that can be imitated by those who wish to write correspondence.