typ·ist | \ˈtī-pist \

Definition of typist 

: a person who types especially as a job

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Some seemed to think the museum piece was the typist, not the typewriter. James Barron, New York Times, "Typing a Novel About Vassar, Word for Word, as Art," 29 Apr. 2018 According to a news release from the county, Smith worked for the clerk's office from November 1984 to February 2012, holding numerous positions from typist clerk to computer maintenance clerk to judicial court clerk. Christina Hall, Detroit Free Press, "Macomb judges name long-time employee Kathy Smith interim county clerk," 7 May 2018 His father ran a men’s clothing store, his mother worked as a typist. Matt Schudel, Washington Post, "David Goldblatt, penetrating photographer of South Africa under apartheid, dies at 87," 26 June 2018 Cherry Reds also don't make much sound, which may bother typists who are used to at least some clickety-clack even with rubber-domed keyboards. Ian Paul, PCWorld, "Corsair's compact K63 mechanical keyboard is made for gamers and only $60 today," 12 Apr. 2018 Devoted typists adore mechanical keyboards, but all of their internal hardware usually pushes entry prices up towards the $100 mark. Ian Paul, PCWorld, "Newegg's selling a mechanical keyboard with backlit Cherry Brown switches for $55," 21 Mar. 2018 Questions are piling up about 911, police response The ordinance calls for the creation of 11 new full-time positions – five dispatch supervisors, three clerk typists level positions, two management analysts and a computer/programmer analyst. Cameron Knight, Cincinnati.com, "Kyle Plush death: Cincinnati City Council passes $454K spending package for 911 center in wake of Honda Odyssey minivan death.," 25 Apr. 2018 This middle-of-the-road approach makes Browns viable for both typists and gamers. Ian Paul, PCWorld, "Newegg's selling a mechanical keyboard with backlit Cherry Brown switches for $55," 21 Mar. 2018 Davis, a supply typist, knew Doolittle at Kelly in the early 1920s, Hussey said. From Express-news Archives, San Antonio Express-News, "A simple aviation camp helped S.A. land the role of 'Military City'," 11 Mar. 2018

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1885, in the meaning defined above

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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 \

Kids Definition of typist

: a person who uses a typewriter

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