Definition of penny-a-liner in English:

penny-a-liner

noun

depreciative, historical
  • A person, especially a journalist, who practises penny-a-line writing; a writer of material of low literary quality.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in John Wilson. From penny-a-line + -er.

Pronunciation

penny-a-liner

/ˌpɛnɪəˈlʌɪnə/