Origin of pen pusher
First recorded in 1910–15
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Examples from the Web for penpusher
The woman is horribly insulting, and refers to me as Mrs. Penpusher.
Mr. and Mrs. Svenska always addressed Mrs. Fairfax as Mrs. Penpusher—a term which Mrs. F. could not understand.
- a person who writes a lot, esp a clerk involved with boring paperwork
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