AskDefine | Define ghostwrite

Dictionary Definition

ghostwrite v : write for someone else; "How many books have you ghostwritten so far?" [syn: ghost] [also: ghostwrote, ghostwritten]

User Contributed Dictionary



  1. To write under the name of another (especially literary works).
    Maria would rather not ghostwrite for a living because she finds it a thankless task.
  2. To author a literary work or speech in the place of another.
    The president has someone to ghostwrite his addresses.

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Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

act for, author, change places with, coauthor, collaborate, compose, crowd out, cut out, dash off, displace, double for, editorialize, fill in for, formulate, free-lance, ghost, indite, knock off, knock out, novelize, pamphleteer, pinch-hit, prepare, produce, relieve, replace, represent, scenarize, spell, spell off, spook, stand in for, subrogate, substitute for, succeed, supersede, supplant, swap places with, throw on paper, understudy for, write
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