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View synonyms for pencil pusher

pencil pusher

noun

, Informal.
  1. a person, as a clerk or bookkeeper, whose work involves a considerable amount of writing, record-keeping, etc.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of pencil pusher1

An Americanism dating back to 1880–85

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Example Sentences

This is something that no number counter or pencil pusher in Hollywood can ever understand.

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