printer's devil

noun

: an apprentice in a printing office

Word History

First Known Use

1716, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
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 18 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

printer's devil

noun
: an apprentice in a printing office
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