news·​pa·​per·​man | \ ˈnüz-ˌpā-pər-ˌman How to pronounce newspaperman (audio) , ˈnyüz-, ˈn(y)üs-\

Definition of newspaperman

: a person who owns or is employed by a newspaper

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As a group of newspapermen entered their separate rooms some prisoners stood stiffly at attention, then at an order marched from their quarters. Johnny Miller, San Francisco Chronicle, "Rockers rebuffed over RFK wake," 6 June 2018 That perpetual thirst for knowledge carried him through his career as a newspaperman. Talia Richman,, "Capital Gazette editor Gerald Fischman remembered at funeral for dry wit, love of family," 8 July 2018 Mr Nolan, a third-generation newspaperman, took over the business in March, when his father retired to Florida. The Economist, "Small-town American newspapers are surprisingly resilient," 21 June 2018 The meeting was held in the office of the irreverent ex-newspaperman and Nixon aide Lyn Nofziger. Jonathan Mahler, New York Times, "How One Conservative Think Tank Is Stocking Trump’s Government," 20 June 2018 One of Barrett's last requests was that newspapermen be called to his cell. Dawn Mitchell, Indianapolis Star, "Retro Indy: The execution of George Barrett," 24 Mar. 2014 The Nautilus has carried thousands of visitors but newspapermen have never witnessed and exercise., "May 13, 1958: Aboard the Nautilus," 13 May 2018 This nobody was not a newspaperman in any real sense of the word. Adrienne Lafrance, The Atlantic, "Elon Musk Should Know Better," 29 May 2018 More than just a newspaperman, Lee was also an attorney, having read for the bar without going to law school. Danny Heitman, WSJ, "‘Atticus Finch: The Biography’ Review: The Writer, Her Father and Atticus Finch," 10 May 2018

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First Known Use of newspaperman

1806, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of newspaperman

: a person (usually a man) who works as a reporter for a newspaper

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