printer's devil love

Help Wordnik hunt for a million missing words by backing our Kickstarter!

printer's devil


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

  • n. An apprentice in a printing establishment.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • 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


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


Sorry, no example sentences found.


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.