Penman Pen"man, n.; pl. {Penmen}. 1. One who uses the pen; a writer; esp., one skilled in the use of the pen; a calligrapher; a writing master. [1913 Webster]

2. An author; a composer. --South. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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