ad·​man ˈad-ˌman How to pronounce adman (audio)
: a person who writes, solicits, or places advertisements

Examples of adman in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The adman, Thomas Mosser, was married with three children. Alex Traub,, 10 June 2023 In 1960, Marion Harper Jr., the visionary adman who was president of McCann-Erickson and later built Interpublic, hired Mr. Spielvogel as a public relations man. New York Times, 21 Apr. 2021 Bob Adler, a retired adman, summed up the situation. Katherine Rosman Justin J Wee, New York Times, 7 Apr. 2023 Lionel Sosa, an adman who helped three Republican presidents boost their appeal with Hispanics, has accused Gov. Greg Abbott of being too timid and letting immigrant bashers take over the GOP without a fight. Dallas News, 27 Oct. 2022 No publication flattered this back-to-the-land shift more than the Whole Earth Catalog, started in 1968 with the decisive assistance of an inheritance from Brand’s adman father. Benjamin Kunkel, The New Republic, 14 June 2022 D’Amico, 31, is a Chicago adman and longtime soccer enthusiast. Martin Fritz Huber, Outside Online, 1 July 2014 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 See More

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Word History


ad entry 1 + man entry 1

First Known Use

1894, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of adman was in 1894

Dictionary Entries Near adman

Cite this Entry

“Adman.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Sep. 2023.

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