quill driver


noun Facetious.

a person who does a great deal of writing.

Origin of quill driver

First recorded in 1750–60
Related formsquill driving, noun
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Examples from the Web for quill driver

Historical Examples of quill driver

  • A tyrannical little beast of a quill-driver from the Treasury department.

    Under Western Eyes

    Joseph Conrad

  • The very sight of that quill-driver is like poison and brimstone to me.

    Love and Intrigue

    Friedrich Schiller

  • I believe that prefect's quill-driver was humbugging us when he said Asgard was only ten days' sail up.'


    Charles Kingsley

  • This quill-driver will publish details of how my wife scolds, which will make me the laughing-stock of all the town.

    The Mesmerist's Victim

    Alexandre Dumas

  • A mere cashier—a quill-driver, a—well, a man like me—even he has a little of what is called feeling, you know.

    A Doll's House

    Henrik Ibsen