typ·​ist | \ ˈtī-pist How to pronounce typist (audio) \

Definition of typist

: a person who types especially as a job

Examples of typist in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web His mother began as a typist before landing a role as digital computer systems operator, then worked nights to gain a promotion as a civilian worker, as described in a 2021 brief write-up of her life published by the Navy. Jaime Adame, Arkansas Online, 6 July 2022 The LEDs are south facing which illuminate the keyboard better from the typist’s point of view. Mark Sparrow, Forbes, 1 May 2022 Marsha Moran, Fisher’s former typist, detailed the unusual way she was interviewed for the job. Lisa Amand, San Francisco Chronicle, 11 Mar. 2022 Professionally, Deiss, an excellent typist and stenographer, worked for many years as a secretary, including a stint at NASA, which was a personal triumph for her. Brent Lang, Variety, 16 Feb. 2022 Raised outside of Boston, Dumanis started working in the local District Attorney’s Office as a junior clerk/typist before earning her law degree, and later served as a prosecutor for 12 years. San Diego Union-Tribune, 29 Jan. 2022 The state intended to call as a witness Julia Schmitt, a 17-year-old typist. Ron Grossman, chicagotribune.com, 7 Jan. 2022 She was educated at a convent before leaving school at 15 to work as a clerk and typist. Washington Post, 3 Dec. 2021 The charges against the former typist stemmed from an investigation that entailed interviews with witnesses since 2016 and spanned several countries, according to Germany’s dpa news agency. Washington Post, 30 Sep. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of typist

1885, in the meaning defined above

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8 Jul 2022

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“Typist.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/typist. Accessed 17 Aug. 2022.

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typ·​ist | \ ˈtī-pist How to pronounce typist (audio) \

Kids Definition of typist

: a person who uses a typewriter

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