penny-a-liner

penny-a-liner

n
(Journalism & Publishing) rare a hack writer or journalist
Translations

penny-a-liner

[ˈpenɪəˈlaɪnəʳ] Nescritorzuelo/a m/f (pej), gacetillero/a m/f (pej)
References in classic literature ?
"This thing," I exclaimed, "is a contemptible falsehood- a poor hoax - the lees of the invention of some pitiable penny-a-liner - of some wretched concoctor of accidents in Cocaigne.
His first known employment was as a young ship's chandler's clerk in Swansea, but he also wrote a column for a local weekly newspaper, the Swansea Herald as a "penny-a-liner".