chupatintas

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From chupar (to absorb, drink, or soak up) + tinta (ink).

Noun[edit]

chupatintas m (plural chupatintas)

  1. (often derogatory) a pencil pusher, a pen pusher (one who does routine office work)
    Synonyms: (vulgar) cagatintas, tinterillo

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