1. A forger, especially one skilled in free-hand forgery. 2. A convict who writes messages to prison officials, especially notes betraying fellow convicts.

- american underworld dictionary - 1950

Pen"man (?), n.; pl. Penmen ().

1.

One who uses the pen; a writer; esp., one skilled in the use of the pen; a calligrapher; a writing master.

2.

An author; a composer.

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