Meaning of “pen pusher” in the English Dictionary

british dictionary

"pen pusher" in British English

See all translations

(Definition of “pen pusher” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"pen pusher" in Business English

See all translations

pen pushernoun [ C ]

uk us UK US pencil pusher

disapproving someone who has an office job that is not very interesting or important and involves a lot of paperwork:

The ad made the job sound exciting but I'm just a glorified pen pusher.

(Definition of “pen pusher” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

Need a translator?

Translator tool

Get a quick, free translation!