news·​agent | \ ˈnüz-ˌā-jənt How to pronounce newsagent (audio) , ˈnyüz- \

Definition of newsagent

chiefly British

Examples of newsagent in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In Britain, the country’s newsagents, small corner shops that sell everything from papers and beer to grocery staples, are booming. Saabira Chaudhuri, WSJ, 23 Mar. 2020 The newsagent was impatient, answering with short sentences, and insistently looking over my shoulder. Luiz Romero, Quartz, 13 Mar. 2020 The trade association of newspapers and the national union of newsagents made similar points. Luiz Romero, Quartz, 13 Mar. 2020 Her parents are Gujaratis who fled Uganda shortly before Idi Amin’s takeover in 1971 and founded first one newsagent and then a chain of them. The Economist, 19 Oct. 2019 In another, the woman found herself surrounded by workers, including a milkman, a gasman, a newsagent, and a plumber. Mireille Juchau, The New Yorker, 7 Nov. 2019 Priti Patel, Home Secretary Patel is also a second-generation immigrant to the U.K., the daughter of Ugandan Indians who emigrated in the 1960s and set up a successful newsagent business. Billy Perrigo, Time, 26 July 2019 The new CEO will start as chief operating officer on June 5 and be given immediate responsibility for newsagent chain CNA and the company’s stores outside South Africa. Janice Kew,, 25 May 2017 A stooped man with a stooped English sheepdog walked by on his way to buy a newspaper from the newsagent, and passed by again moments later, with one tucked under his arm. Katherine Lagrave, Condé Nast Traveler, 6 Apr. 2017

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First Known Use of newsagent

1844, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of newsagent was in 1844

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“Newsagent.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jan. 2022.

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English Language Learners Definition of newsagent

: a person or shop that sells newspapers, magazines, and often paperback books


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