pen pusher
noun Date: 1911 pencil pusher

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • pen pusher — ˈpen ˌpusher noun [countable] someone who has a boring and unimportant job in an office; = pencil pusher AmE * * * pen pusher UK US noun [C] UK (US pencil pusher) ► DISAPPROVING someone who has an office job that is not very interesting or… …   Financial and business terms

  • pen-pusher — pen pushers also penpusher N COUNT (disapproval) If you call someone a pen pusher, you mean that their work consists of writing or dealing with documents, and does not seem very useful or important. [BRIT] As a result, industry was overmanned and …   English dictionary

  • pen pusher — pen .pusher n BrE informal someone who has a boring unimportant job in an office …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • pen-pusher — ► NOUN informal ▪ a clerical worker …   English terms dictionary

  • Pen Pusher — Infobox Magazine title = Pen Pusher Magazine image size = 100px paid circulation = unpaid circulation = total circulation = frequency = quarterly language = English category = reviews, short fiction, poetry editor = Anna Goodall and Felicity… …   Wikipedia

  • pen-pusher — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms pen pusher : singular pen pusher plural pen pushers British informal someone who has a boring job in an office …   English dictionary

  • pen-pusher — noun A person who performs routine office work, involving mainly paperwork. A pen pusher in a Sixth ave. office said a coal miner is paid well. I asked him if he ever dug coal. Oh no! Syn: bureaucrat, pencil pusher …   Wiktionary

  • pen pusher —    A person who does work that requires little action, just office work, and who lacks operating experience, is called a pen pusher.     Those pen pushers have no idea what it s like on a building site …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • Pen-pusher — one who works with a pen, especially a clerk engaged in work considered to be drudgery (also formerly quill pusher ) …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • pen-pusher — Australian Slang one who works with a pen, especially a clerk engaged in work considered to be drudgery (also formerly quill pusher ) …   English dialects glossary

  • pen pusher — Informal. See pencil pusher. [1910 15] * * * noun, pl ⋯ pushers [count] Brit informal : ↑paper pusher …   Useful english dictionary

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