advance man


: an employee who makes arrangements and handles publicity in advance of an appearance or engagement by the employer (such as a political candidate or a circus)

Examples of advance man in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The show would need an advance man anyhow. Joshuah Bearman, Vulture, 23 Aug. 2021 His gallant effort to advance man’s knowledge of the space that surrounds out earth should never be forgotten. Amy Shira Teitel, Discover Magazine, 6 Apr. 2018 An advance man chose the warehouse that Klain’s father had recently opened in an area undergoing revitalization. Maureen Groppe, USA TODAY, 5 Dec. 2014 One of his teachers unwittingly asked him to work as an advance man for Nixon’s upcoming campaign visit to the campus. Washington Post,, 31 May 2018 As an advance man on the presidential campaign of Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, John Anderson’s last assignment was to stand on the funeral train with a list of passengers and help them get to the car each had been assigned to. Sam Whiting, San Francisco Chronicle, 8 Mar. 2018 Instead of riches, the Chicago native found himself in Barcelona working as an advance man in the midst of an odd mishmash of a musical revue. Special To The Oregonian,, 5 Mar. 2018 Before the same event, an irate Trump phoned his longtime advance man George Gigicos to complain the crowds at the rally looked sparse on television. Kevin Liptak, CNN, 16 Sep. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1882, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of advance man was in 1882

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“Advance man.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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