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Redpen

other word formation type Metonymy; noun
A professor or teacher who grades schoolwork
 
Professors and teachers characteristically use red pens to grade work. The red color carries a special significance, indicating usually that a mistake has been made. Red pens are thus associated with the teacher via metonymy, since they are often linked, and the pen is used to signify professor.
Etymology : A combination of red and pen, from the utensil used by instructors
Source : “That’s technically fine, but when the redpen sees it, she might not agree.” (Me, Nov. 2017)
Last modified: 30 November 2017


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