- a person who writes or copies; scribe; copyist.
- an expert in penmanship.
- a writer or author.
Origin of penman
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Examples from the Web for penman
Captain Penman was a man of few words, and these few he did not waste.
Captain Penman looked at the girl beside him, and was sorry for her disappointment.
In a word, he was transformed from the penman into the captain and man-at-arms.Voltaire
Dickinson has aptly been called the “Penman of the Revolution.”
Well, I often wish I were a penman; but I never could do it.Sybil
- a person skilled in handwriting
- a person who writes by hand in a specified waya bad penman
- an author
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Word Origin and History for penman
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