new·​sie ˈnü-zē How to pronounce newsie (audio)
: a person who works in the news industry
especially : reporter

Examples of newsie in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Each newsie had been looking forward for days to this feast, and had so regulated his meals as to make sure of an adequate appetite when the momentous occasion arrived. San Diego Union-Tribune, 27 Nov. 2022 Karla Castillo Medina goes door to door at the migrant shelter, delivering newspapers like an old-fashioned newsie. Whitney Eulich, The Christian Science Monitor, 1 June 2022 The cast is wild; Vincent Kartheiser plays an American war profiteer with what can only be described as a newsie-from-Newsies accent, and Lizzy Caplan plays a French resistance figure with substance use issues who ends up hooking up with Krieps. Kate Knibbs, Wired, 22 Dec. 2020 Marco Tzunux is charismatic and likable as Jack Kelly, the dreamer/realist who unifies the newsies to strike. Elaine Schmidt, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 16 Nov. 2019 The newsie, in a matter of seconds, gives a star turn, maybe his first, without ever picking up a horn. Gwen Thompkins, The New Yorker, 8 July 2019 The 1910 census notes four newsies listed as black; the 1920 census mentions five. Gwen Thompkins, The New Yorker, 8 July 2019 Her husband, Jeff Sensat, plays Joseph Pulitzer, the publisher who raises the price of newspapers to the newsies to beat his competition. Karen Zurawski, Houston Chronicle, 20 June 2018 Yet the kids worry their struggle is doomed unless the Brooklyn newsies join the fight. Hugh Hunter,, 14 May 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1971, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of newsie was in 1971

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“Newsie.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

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