penny-a-liner

[pen-ee-uh-lahy-ner]

Origin of penny-a-liner

1825–35; penny-a-line (of writing) paid for at the rate of a penny per line + -er1
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penny-a-liner

noun
  1. rare a hack writer or journalist
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