typist

[ tahy-pist ]
/ ˈtaɪ pɪst /

noun

a person who operates a typewriter.

Nearby words

  1. typically,
  2. typicon,
  3. typify,
  4. typing,
  5. typing element,
  6. typo,
  7. typo-,
  8. typo.,
  9. typog.,
  10. typographer

Origin of typist

1835–45 for earlier sense “typesetter”; 1880–85 for current sense; type + -ist

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British Dictionary definitions for typist

typist

/ (ˈtaɪpɪst) /

noun

a person who types, esp for a living
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Word Origin and History for typist

typist

n.

1843, from type (n.) + -ist.

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