news·​pa·​per·​wom·​an ˈnüz-ˌpā-pər-ˌwu̇-mən How to pronounce newspaperwoman (audio)
: a woman who owns or is employed by a newspaper

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Gill’s chief patron in La Jolla was the left-leaning newspaperwoman Ellen Browning Scripps. Alex Ross, The New Yorker, 20 Sep. 2021 Wanting to be a newspaperwoman, Ms. Nasatir studied journalism at Northwestern University and the University of Texas, Austin, but did not graduate. New York Times, 11 Aug. 2021 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,, 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, 30 May 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1881, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of newspaperwoman was in 1881

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“Newspaperwoman.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 31 Jan. 2023.

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