Definitions for pamphleteerˌpæm flɪˈtɪər
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a person who writes or publishes pamphlets.
(v.i.)to write or publish pamphlets.
Origin of pamphleteer:
a writer of pamphlets (usually taking a partisan stand on public issues)
a writer or publisher of pamphlets, a second-rate journalist
To publish and distribute pamphlets as a form of propaganda.
Origin: pamphlet + suffix -eer
a writer of pamphlets; a scribbler
to write or publish pamphlets
A pamphleteer is a historical term for someone who creates or distributes pamphlets. Pamphlets were used to broadcast the writer's opinions on an issue, for example, in order to get people to vote for their favorite politician or to articulate a particular political ideology. A famous pamphleteer of the American Revolutionary War was Thomas Paine. Another famous pamphleteer was Witte the With, with perhaps the most prestigious use of the title going to John Milton. Today a pamphleteer might communicate his missives by way of weblog, but before the advent of telecommunications, those with access to a printing press and a supply of paper used the pamphlet as a means of mass communications outside of newspapers or full-fledged books.
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