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printer's devil

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An apprentice in a printing establishment.

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  • n. An apprentice printer

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. the youngest apprentice in a printing office, who runs on errands, does dirty work (as washing the ink rollers and sweeping), etc.
  • n. See under Devil, and Gauge.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an apprentice in a printing establishment

Etymologies

From the apprentice becoming black from the ink.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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