Definition of paper-stainer in English:

paper-stainer

noun

historical
  • 1A person who stains or colours paper. Also (humorous and depreciative): an inferior writer; a clerk.

  • 2A maker of wallpaper.

Origin

Late 16th century; earliest use found in Thomas Nashe (d. c1601), writer. From paper + stainer.

Pronunciation

paper-stainer

/ˈpeɪpəˌsteɪnə/