a person who operates a typewriter.

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

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typist (ˈtaɪpɪst)
a person who types, esp for a living

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Example sentences
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.
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