a person skilled or engaged in typography.

Origin of typographer

First recorded in 1635–45; typograph(y) + -er1
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Related Words for typographer

typographer, compositor, publisher

Examples from the Web for typographer

Historical Examples of typographer

  • David had the jobs of editor, author of articles and typographer.

    Green Spring Farm

    Ross Netherton

  • This detail settled, the typographer is now instructed to proceed with the composition and to send proofs to the author.

  • Name some of the modern men whose work is of interest to the typographer.

    Applied Design for Printers

    Harry Lawrence Gage

  • But the semicolon was a Latin delicacy which the obtuse English typographer resisted.

  • Typographer's errors and obvious inconsistencies have been corrected and a list of corrections can be found after the book.

    Ditte: Girl Alive!

    Martin Andersen Nexo

British Dictionary definitions for typographer



a person skilled in typography
another name for compositor
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