- a person who transcribes copies, especially of documents.
- an imitator.
Origin of copyist
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Related Wordscashier, auditor, worker, agent, bookkeeper, operator, salesperson, employee, secretary, receptionist, teller, clerk, transcriber, scrivener, copier, copyist, seller, registrar, notary, stenographer
Examples from the Web for copyist
The copyist moves into the office, won't be dismissed, won't accept a gift of money to go away.
Almost immediately the copyist refuses to perform basic elements of his job: proof-reading for example.
In earlier times it was the copyist who made the mistakes and bore the blame.The Booklover and His Books
Harry Lyman Koopman
I have looked over what you have done, and can warmly recommend you as a copyist.Ten American Girls From History
Kate Dickinson Sweetser
I have reached a point in my labours where I need a copyist.Under the Country Sky
Grace S. Richmond
Finally, you remember that I undertook to find that copyist?The Conspirators
Alexandre Dumas (Pere)
I will not be a copyist; I will be a genius—will be cleverer than you all put together.The Sand-Hills of Jutland
Hans Christian Andersen
- a person who makes written copies; transcriber
- a person who imitates or copies
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