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 Joe Johnston, a Tulsa author and artist, was a Cleveland adman in the early 1970s. Christopher Borrelli, chicagotribune.com, "Who created the McDonald’s Happy Meal? 40 years later, the answer is complicated.," 3 July 2019 As a former adman, Bell is adept at exploiting images. Ed Caesar, The New Yorker, "The Reputation-Laundering Firm That Ruined Its Own Reputation," 25 May 2018 As was Mad Men, but its admen and -women were shown as far more prone to unconscious urges, petty vanities, pockets of soul sickness, whereas nearly everyone on Suits relies on executive function and Sherlock deduction. James Wolcott, HWD, "Confessions of a Suits Fan: Why the Legal Drama That Launched Meghan Markle Works," 27 Apr. 2018 About the same time, an adman, David McCall, had casually remarked that his children couldn’t learn their multiplication tables but knew all the words to songs by the Rolling Stones. Matt Schudel, BostonGlobe.com, "Bob Dorough 94; composed songs for ‘Schoolhouse Rock’ series," 25 Apr. 2018 Cleveland was also where Mr. Bertschmann met Mary, who at the time was married to an adman who was part of a prominent Cleveland Heights family. Susan Chumsky, New York Times, "The Struggling Artist at 86," 5 Jan. 2018 In the title story, adman Bill Whitman — note the surname — dishes a contemplative collage of ex-wives and ex-friends, a resigned and almost free-associative appraisal of his shambled past. William Giraldi, The Seattle Times, "Denis Johnson’s posthumous story collection is a thrilling gift from the grave," 4 Feb. 2018 But the style of the illustration, done by 75-year-old Brian Sanders, one of series creator Matthew Weiner's real-life adman inspirations, is perfect. Paul Schrodt, Esquire, "Mad Men," 12 Mar. 2013 The film starred Cary Grant as a New York adman accidentally ensnared in an international spy ring. Adam Bernstein, Washington Post, "Martin Landau, Oscar-winning actor who played heroes and villains, dies at 89," 16 July 2017

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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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“Adman.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/adman. Accessed 14 December 2019.

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adman

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English Language Learners Definition of adman

somewhat informal : a man who writes or sells advertisements

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