penny-a-liner definition

  • noun:
    • One who provides writing to community journals for a set fee per type of text; a poor writer for hire; a hack.
    • One who furnishes matter to community journals at plenty a line; an undesirable journalist for hire; a hack journalist.
    • a person who furnishes development also matter toward community journals because it had been at a penny a line or some other tiny cost; hence, any poor publisher for hire; a hack-writer: so named in contempt.

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