paper-pusher

[ pey-per-poo sh-er ]
/ ˈpeɪ pərˌpʊʃ ər /

noun Informal.

a person who has a routine desk job.
a bureaucrat.

Nearby words

  1. paper trail,
  2. paper wasp,
  3. paper-clip,
  4. paper-cutter,
  5. paper-mâché,
  6. paper-shelled,
  7. paper-thin,
  8. paper-train,
  9. paper-weight,
  10. paper-white narcissus

Also called pa·per-shuf·fler [pey-per-shuhf-ler] /ˈpeɪ pərˌʃʌf lər/.

Related formspa·per-push·ing, adjective

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