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1. A person who writes eloquent nonfiction, usually about fiction or poetry; a person known to publish critical articles and books. 2. A quiet, intelligent personality who writes. 3. Smart, gifted, expressive, articulate.
She was a turpin for Random House, known to produce significant volumes of criticism on modern poetry.

Because of the high recommendations by his previous employers, the company hired him as the Managing Turpin in the Editorial Division.

When I grow up, I want to be a turpin so I can be a famous critic.
by Standing Orders October 11, 2004