pencil pusher

noun Informal.

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

Origin of pencil pusher

An Americanism dating back to 1880–85
Also called pen pusher. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for pencil-pusher

administrator, politician, functionary, pencil-pusher