penny-a-liner

noun
pen·​ny-a-lin·​er | \ ˈpenēəˈlīnə(r) \

Definition of penny-a-liner

: a hack writer or journalist

History and Etymology for penny-a-liner

from penny-a-line, adjective (from the phrase a penny a line) + -er

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“Penny-a-liner.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/penny-a-liner. Accessed 6 Oct. 2022.

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