Part of speech: noun

A writer.

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Usage examples "penman":

  1. He became a very good penman in school, and was known in that neighborhood for his good writing. - "Boys' and Girls' Biography of Abraham Lincoln", James H. Shaw.
  2. They needed a clever penman for this job and one who wouldn't be recognised- and they got the best! - "The Further Adventures of Jimmie Dale", Frank L. Packard.
  3. In the written litany these three words are omitted toward the close,- probably to save the penman the labor of transcription; but in the actual ceremony it is understood that they are chanted wherever the formula etho natejonhne, or etho natchadinhne, occurs. - "The Iroquois Book of Rites", Horatio Hale.