penman

noun pen·man \ ˈpen-mən \

Definition of penman

1 a : calligrapher
c : a person with a specified quality or kind of handwriting
  • a poor penman
2 : author

Examples of penman in a Sentence

  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

in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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