1. noun /ˌpæmfləˈtɪr/
a writer or publisher of pamphlets, a second-rate journalist

The Commons are very slow in bringing in their Bill to limit the press, and the pamphleteers make good use of their time; for there come out three or four every day.

2. verb /ˌpæmfləˈtɪr/
To publish and distribute pamphlets as a form of propaganda.

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  • Pamphleteer — Pam phlet*eer (p[a^]m fl[e^]t*[=e]r ), n. A writer of pamphlets; a scribbler. Dryden. Macaulay. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pamphleteer — Pam phlet*eer , v. i. To write or publish pamphlets. [1913 Webster] By pamphleteering we shall not win. C. Kingsley. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pamphleteer — (n.) 1640s, from PAMPHLET (Cf. pamphlet) + EER (Cf. eer) …   Etymology dictionary

  • pamphleteer — ► NOUN ▪ a writer of pamphlets, especially controversial political ones. DERIVATIVES pamphleteering noun …   English terms dictionary

  • pamphleteer — [pam΄flə tir′] n. a writer or publisher of pamphlets; esp., one who writes pamphlets dealing polemically with political or social issues vi. to write or publish pamphlets …   English World dictionary

  • Pamphleteer — 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… …   Wikipedia

  • pamphleteer — UK [ˌpæmfləˈtɪə(r)] / US [ˌpæmf(ə)ləˈtɪr] noun [countable] Word forms pamphleteer : singular pamphleteer plural pamphleteers someone who prints their political opinions in pamphlets …   English dictionary

  • pamphleteer — [[t]pæ̱mflətɪ͟ə(r)[/t]] pamphleteers N COUNT A pamphleteer is a person who writes pamphlets, especially about political subjects …   English dictionary

  • pamphleteer — I. noun Date: 1642 a writer of pamphlets attacking something or urging a cause II. intransitive verb Date: 1698 1. to write and publish pamphlets 2. to engage in partisan arguments indirectly in writings …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • pamphleteer — /pam fli tear /, n. 1. a writer or publisher of pamphlets, esp. on controversial issues. v.i. 2. to write and issue pamphlets. [1690 1700; PAMPHLET + EER] * * * …   Universalium

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