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

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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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The first known use of newshound was in 1918

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