penman


pen·man

noun \-mən\

Definition of PENMAN

1
a :  calligrapher
b :  copyist, scribe
c :  a person with a specified quality or kind of handwriting <a poor penman>
2
:  author

Examples of PENMAN

  1. <the prolific penman of dozens of horror stories>
  2. <an essay on Jacob Shallus, the penman who inked the United States Constitution>

First Known Use of PENMAN

1539

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