Printer's Devil

The newest apprentice lad in the press-room, whose duty it is to run errands, and to help the pressmen.

Printing used to be called the Black Art, and the boys who assisted the pressmen were called imps. (See under Devil.)

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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