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[tahy-pist] /ˈtaɪ pɪst/
a person who operates a typewriter.
1835-45 for earlier sense “typesetter”; 1880-85 for current sense; type + -ist Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for typist
  • It then presents the possibilities to the typist on a screen.
  • Either you need a better typist or a better proofreader.
  • Pat's jobs as a telephone operator, a bank janitor, and a typist helped to pay for her tuition at a junior college.
  • The world's first canine typist can press paw-size keys to ask for water or to be petted.
  • In reality, though, even a good typist's speed is seldom steadily maintained.
  • So there were four others to share my meager typist's earnings.
  • The typist covers the domes with their hands and slides them into different positions that represent letters.
  • The tapping of the court typist, accusingly loud, brought me around.
British Dictionary definitions for typist


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

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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