news·​pa·​per·​wom·​an | \ ˈnüz-ˌpā-pər-ˌwu̇-mən How to pronounce newspaperwoman (audio) , ˈnyüz-, ˈn(y)üs- \

Definition of newspaperwoman

: a woman who owns or is employed by a newspaper

Examples of newspaperwoman in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Mabel Norris Reese was the newspaperwoman fighting for Jesse Daniels, a white, mentally impaired 19-year-old wrongly accused of raping a socialite in 1957. Hal Boedeker,, "'Beneath a Ruthless Sun': Fearless women, bizarre injustice," 8 May 2018 As for all that’s going wrong, Tillie (Lauren Marissa Smith), the local Cadillac-driving newspaperwoman, may be involved. Anita Gates, New York Times, "Review: ‘On Strivers Row,’ Where Snobbery Knows No Boundaries," 30 May 2017

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First Known Use of newspaperwoman

1881, in the meaning defined above

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“Newspaperwoman.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Sep. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of newspaperwoman

: a woman who works as a reporter for a newspaper

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