Definition of quill-drive in English:

quill-drive

verb

depreciative
  • no object To work with a quill or pen, especially in a tedious or repetitious job; to earn a living as a clerk or (hack) writer.

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in Walter Scott (1771–1832), poet and novelist. From quill + drive, after quill-driver, quill-driving, quill-driving.

Pronunciation

quill-drive

/ˈkwɪlˌdrʌɪv/