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

Definition of newsagent

chiefly British

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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, "Who's Who in Boris Johnson's Top Team? A Guide to Who's Running the U.K. Now," 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,, "Edcon Hires ex-Massmart CEO to Lead Retailer's Recovery Plan," 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, "Is Plockton, Scotland the Most Charming Town in the U.K.?," 6 Apr. 2017

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First Known Use of newsagent

1844, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of newsagent

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

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