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pencil pusher

noun, Informal.
1.
a person, as a clerk or bookkeeper, whose work involves a considerable amount of writing, record-keeping, etc.
Also called pen pusher.
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85, Americanism
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pencil-pusher

noun

An office worker, esp a clerk, bookkeeper, or the like; desk jockey: The number of pencil pushers and typists has increased (1881+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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