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1.
A term commonly misused to describe an American actress/model/singer such as Miley Cyrus or Hilary Duff who 'writes her own songs'.

Proper usage would be an educated individual who makes his/her living by writing both or either the music and lyrics for songs.
I love being a songwriter. Although I haven't actually written a whole song yet. (Hilary Duff)
by neonpink August 25, 2010
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2.
Someone who can write music, but isn't talented enough themselves to sing the songs. They have to get someone to sing it for them. Or the exact opposite of a person who sings but aren't smart enough to write the songs themselves.
Paris Hilton isn't smart enough to be a songwriter or a singer.
by LeahArlette May 27, 2008
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3.
Someone who can write music, but isn't talented enough themselves to sing the songs. They have to get someone to sing it for them. Or the exact opposite of a person who sings but aren't smart enough to write the songs themselves.

Within Metal a songwriter is the equivalent of rape. It should not happen! Everywhere else it seems to be accepted not to write your own songs.
In order to sell albums most pop-musicians need a songwriter.
by Marksmania September 14, 2008
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