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 Miss Caribana begins her reign; Junie Samuel; a 19-year-old typist from Antigua; is robed in the crimson mantle of Miss Caribana '72 last night by Mrs. Nolan Pitt; who reigned over last year's Caribbean festival. Heather Greenwood Davis, Travel + Leisure, 27 May 2021 His father, an electrician, and his mother, a typist, took him as a child to country music bars, where he was captivated by the steel guitar players. New York Times, 17 Apr. 2021 After her parents divorced, her mother, Margaret Christensen, supported her two children as a typist and later as executive secretary at a manufacturing company. Washington Post, 22 Feb. 2021 Dressen graduated from Washburn High School in the early 1950s and then worked as a typist and clerical worker in downtown Minneapolis. Star Tribune, 22 Dec. 2020 The year before, the center of attention was Julia Lempeck of New Britain, then age 101, who served stateside during World War II with the Women’s Army Corps as a clerk typist. Jesse Leavenworth, courant.com, 3 Dec. 2020 After Varahn’s victory in the September elections, Glenda, who had worked for many years as a typist, took on the duties of council secretary, and Hurshel Godfrey, another longtime resident, assumed the vice presidency. Ava Kofman, ProPublica, 30 Nov. 2020 The family soon relocated again, to New York, where Hazzard was hired as a typist at the United Nations. Lauren Oyler, Harper's Magazine, 15 Sep. 2020 The wardrobe of a city that once was, filling skyscraper boardrooms and ballrooms, typist pools and art collectives, and may never be again. Vanessa Friedman, New York Times, 13 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of typist

1885, in the meaning defined above

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2 Jun 2021

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“Typist.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/typist. Accessed 12 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of typist

: a person who uses a typewriter or a computer keyboard
: a person who works in an office and whose main job is typing letters, memos, etc.


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

Kids Definition of typist

: a person who uses a typewriter

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