an·chor·per·son | \-ˌpər-sᵊn \

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anchor, newscaster

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the new anchorperson did an admirable job of dealing with the late-breaking news story

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The sunny blonde GNN anchorperson would tell you about how someone was the recipient of a random act of kindness. Rita Wilson, Harper's BAZAAR, "Why Being Nice Is In," 14 Feb. 2010

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1972, in the meaning defined above

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evasion of direct action or statement

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