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penny-a-liner

[ pen-ee-uh-lahy-ner ]
/ ˈpɛn i əˈlaɪ nər /
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noun Chiefly British Archaic.
a hack writer.
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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
rare a hack writer or journalist
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