Definitions

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

  • n. One who operates a typewriter.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A person who types, a clerical worker who writes letters, etc., using a typewriter.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A person who operates a typewriting machine; a typewriter.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One whose occupation is writing with a type-writer.
  • n. One who uses a type-writer.

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

  • n. someone paid to operate a typewriter

Etymologies

type + -ist (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • To me blogging, the pain as a newbie or semi-literate typist is you need to find a piece of "data" to blog about, dig into it's properties like the URL, cutnpaste a selection of text and/or other media, upload an image, remember to credit the whole trail of sources linking to the story (becomes like an Oscars speach)

    Archive 2006-06-01

  • Right now I make money irregularly by working on and off as a kind of typist, I suppose, from home.

    the misogyny post (updated)

  • In all contexts except EVE, I've been using "typist," but I see how how "pilot" could apply just as well in any MMO.

    Cockpit of your avatar

  • Julia Gillard aka Lady Macbeth has claimed she was just a part-time "typist" in her

    LaborConnect

  • Incidentally, the most cruel -- and, alas, often apt -- term of abuse that pianists hurl at those colleagues whose playing they dislike / disrespect is "typist": the kind of performer who, while sitting at the piano, sounds rather as if he / she is actually sitting at the

    Mandolin Cafe News

  • I'm not a woman, but I know the default place for them in the corporation was "typist" not long ago.

    Robert X. Cringely's blog

  • Every novel is unique, because it makes its intentions known in its own way: at a certain point, it takes over and invents itself, and I'm just the typist.

    A Conversation with Elizabeth Berg about Open House

  • I write with a pen longhand, and periodically send chapters to my wonderful typist to type up for me.

    An Interview with Simon Tolkein

  • Then they are typed on a word processor by my typist.

    Nelson DeMille - An interview with author

  • But I honestly think a neutral observer of the process in Congress would conclude there was simply no plausible way to get a much bigger bill through that process. typist Says:

    Matthew Yglesias » Presidents Shape Their Circumstances

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