news·​hound | \ ˈnüz-ˌhau̇nd How to pronounce newshound (audio) , ˈnyüz- \

Definition of newshound

: an aggressive journalist

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Examples of newshound in a Sentence

a newshound of the old school, he was highly skeptical of the claim that the firings weren't politically motivated
Recent Examples on the Web Everett and Fay now running around town trying to figure out what is going on — Fay not at all afraid but excited about the possibilities; Everett as cynical as any newshound can be in his early 20s — pay her a visit. Bill Goodykoontz, azcentral, "What makes 'The Vast of Night' impressively creepy also makes it a must-watch sci-fi movie," 25 May 2020 And even the most avid newshounds are having a hard time keeping up. Chris Morris, Fortune, "Coronavirus catch-up: Masters canceled, a faster test, and a China update," 13 Mar. 2020 One newshound heard that, on the night of her death, McKillop had an argument with a boyfriend, a man named Frank, in the courtyard of her apartment building. oregonlive, "‘The damsel is not dead’: Bible-quoting 1958 murder in downtown Portland led to weeks of fear, speculation," 10 Oct. 2019 One of Hammond’s former colleagues, Jeremy Gilbert, now the director of strategic initiatives at the Washington Post, oversees Heliograf, the Post’s deep-learning robotic newshound. Rachel Aviv, The New Yorker, "The New Yorker," 25 May 2018 But the prison labor story seemed like a juicy scoop to student newshounds. Teen Vogue, "These Massachusetts Student Journalists Exposed Their High School’s Use of Prison Labor," 24 June 2019 But as any newshound knows, media outfits have changed enormously in the past half-century, with some adopting innovative — and more obviously commercial — tactics for charging customers for information. Alan Feuer, New York Times, "Case Tests Limits of Law Protecting Journalists’ Sources," 21 June 2017 And in addition to his steadfast newshound reporting, Wojnarowski will have a front-facing role in the World Wide Leader's TV coverage of the NBA. Adi Joseph, USA TODAY, "Adrian Wojnarowski explains decision to join ESPN," 28 June 2017

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First Known Use of newshound

1918, in the meaning defined above

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“Newshound.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

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