adman

noun
ad·​man | \ ˈad-ˌman How to pronounce adman (audio) \

Definition of adman

: a person who writes, solicits, or places advertisements

Examples of adman in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Leopold Bloom, an adman, is avoiding his unfaithful wife and mourning a long-dead infant son. Anne Enright, The New York Review of Books, 5 Jan. 2022 Running United Fruit’s publicity department, in New York, was a legendary adman who claimed to have a list of twenty-five thousand journalists, editors, and public figures at his beck and call. Jonathan Blitzer, The New Yorker, 24 Nov. 2021 The event was publicized by San Francisco’s radical adman, Jerry Mander, and managed by a young promoter named Bill Graham, who had made his name holding two benefits for the San Francisco Mime Troupe and agreed to do the Trips Festival for free. Gary Kamiya, San Francisco Chronicle, 29 Oct. 2021 An adman and an adwoman fight over a dummy account and wind up in bed together. Ed Stockly, Los Angeles Times, 9 Apr. 2021 An adman and an adwoman fight over a dummy account and wind up in bed together. Ed Stockly, Los Angeles Times, 9 Apr. 2021 An adman and an adwoman fight over a dummy account and wind up in bed together. Ed Stockly, Los Angeles Times, 9 Apr. 2021 An adman and an adwoman fight over a dummy account and wind up in bed together. Ed Stockly, Los Angeles Times, 9 Apr. 2021 An adman and an adwoman fight over a dummy account and wind up in bed together. Ed Stockly, Los Angeles Times, 9 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of adman

1894, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for adman

ad entry 1 + man entry 1

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Last Updated

17 Jan 2022

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“Adman.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/adman. Accessed 22 Jan. 2022.

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adman

noun

English Language Learners Definition of adman

: a man who writes or sells advertisements

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