quill driver

  1. a person who does a great deal of writing.

Origin of quill driver

First recorded in 1750–60

Other words from quill driver

  • quill driving, noun

Words Nearby quill driver

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How to use quill driver in a sentence

  • What d'you mean by printing such awful doggerel as this, you depraved and dissolute ink-slinger—you imbecile quill-driver, you!

    Out of the Hurly-Burly | Charles Heber Clark
  • "No more is the manager of this theater a judge of such things," cried the outraged quill-driver, bitterly.

    Peg Woffington | Charles Reade
  • So the gods had given him the pen, and he was a writer—not a secretary, but a humble quill-driver.

    Concerning Animals and Other Matters | E.H. Aitken, (AKA Edward Hamilton)
  • Isn't it an insult to think that I should be afraid of a starving quill-driver's vengeance?

    A Doll's House | Henrik Ibsen
  • He must, in a word, be as methodical in his accounts as any quill driver ashore.

    The Lady of Lynn | Walter Besant