printer's devil

noun

: an apprentice in a printing office

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Word History

First Known Use

1716, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of printer's devil was in 1716

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“Printer's devil.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/printer%27s%20devil. Accessed 28 Sep. 2022.

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