pen pusher

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Origin of pen pusher

First recorded in 1910–15

Words Nearby pen pusher Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use pen pusher in a sentence

  • Some cautious pen pusher behind a desk, he thought chaotically.

    Decision | Frank M. Robinson
  • Though now that you have come into a great fortune, perhaps an humble pen-pusher will cease to interest you.

    The Luminous Face | Carolyn Wells

British Dictionary definitions for penpusher


/ (ˈpɛnˌpʊʃə) /

  1. a person who writes a lot, esp a clerk involved with boring paperwork

Derived forms of penpusher

  • penpushing, adjective, noun

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