Word forms: 3rd person singular present
, present participle ghost-writing
, past tense ghost-wrote
, past participle ghost-written
verb [usually passive]
If a book or other piece of writing is ghost-written, it is written by a writer for another person, for example a politician or sportsman, who then publishes it as his or her own work.
[be V-ed] ⇒ Articles were ghost-written by company employees.
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