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  1. A writer; author; newspaper reporter or writer
  2. A clerk; office worker (1900s+ Lumberjacks, cowboys & hoboes) (1877+)
The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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  • "Oh, any ink-slinger with a brain of pulp," she answered savagely.

    Sinister Street, vol. 2 Compton Mackenzie
  • Piddie, a narrow-gauge,109 dime-pinchin' ink-slinger, doin' the bull act like he was a sooty plute from Pittsburg!

    Torchy Sewell Ford
  • As an ink-slinger, Huggins wasn't a patch on my husband; but Huggins was a trifle handier with his irons.

    The Golden Butterfly Walter Besant

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