A person who will set up accounts on various websites, but will not post real pictures of his or herself. This type of person also pops up on your instant messaging clients. When asked for a picture, the person will give excuses about broken cameras or using another computer with no pictures. There are a host of lies that these people will give. Most of the time, they are looking to set you up for some unknown motive. Remember, there is a reason why they are trying to remain anonymous.

A person who finds you on various websites and attempt to hook up with you or get to know you outside of the cyberlife; however, they don't have a face (they can NOT provide pictures of how they look). Therefore, it's just a ghost writing you messages.
Internet Guy: What's up baby? You are gorgeous!! One fine lady!

Me: Thanks...I guess..but umm..where are your pictures?

Internet Guy: Umm..My camera on my phone isn't working. My screen is broken. My phone is touch screen so I can't see if the camera is working.

Me: How is that possible?...On this website it shows that you are logged on from your phone...but you just said that your screen is broken and you can't see anything. How are you talking to me with a broken screen?

Internet Guy: Umm..well.

Me: Never mind. It's a reason why you want to remain unknown. I don't have time to talk to Ghost Writers. Have a great day!
by RavenCherokee May 29, 2010

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somebody who writes lyrics secretly for another person and they get payed to do it
1)Nas ghostwrites for FoxyBrown
by Lip November 06, 2003

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When the Holy Spirit is your ghost who fills you not only with the "right" wisdom to overcome any writer's block, but also enable you to write things that you wouldn't normally be able to do on your own.
Instead of praying that your editor would be gracious enough to ghostwrite for you, it's wiser to depend on the Ghost-Writer instead to do the "write thing"—He's available 24/7/365 and it's free.
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An unofficial title for an in-house editor, who may be as good as, if not better than, the author—however, without the "uneditable" manuscript, she will be jobless.
Ghostwriters think they are better than their authors, and authors think they are also better their editors-turned-ghostwriters—both are deluding themselves.
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One who writes the lyrics to a rap song and then someone else performs them. Often it is the better of the two rappers writing the song but not wanting the fame.
John writes the lyrics to his song
by Dikembe Mutumbo March 11, 2005

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When a rapper has someone write their lyrics for them, but they take the credit and record them.
If it weren't for a ghost writer, Foxy Brown and Lil' Kim would never even be taken seriously.
by Pomegranate July 04, 2006

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A 90's TV show that set the current meaning for "ghost writer" (person who write lyrics to songs but remains anonymous). It was based on a ghost who would "pick up" letters from places such as keyboards or street signs and re-arrange them to communicate with a bunch of teenagers to help them with their daily lives.
Ghost writer just took the letters F,K,C,U,O, and Y! I wonder what he's trying to say!
by Bially January 02, 2006

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N. One of the best early '90s childrens TV show. It was a bit low-budget, and corny, but very addicting. About a group of junior high students that try and solve mysteries with the help of their white, dot, ghost-like friend. They communicate with him by writing words out.
Rally J!
Lennie had no singing talent what so ever.
You gotta believe, and reach for the stars...
by C & B February 15, 2004

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