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slang A writer, especially one who produces a large amount of low-quality material for a living. I spent a lot of time after college as an ink-slinger for various newspapers and magazines while working on my first novel.
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.
n. a professional writer; a newspaper reporter. The ink slingers have been at the candidates again.
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.