point person

noun

plural point people or point persons
: a person (such as a principal spokesperson or advocate) who is in the forefront : point man sense 2

Examples of point person in a Sentence

she's become known as the point person for the state department's Middle East policy
Recent Examples on the Web Additionally, those who book a full property buyout can enjoy amenities like a dedicated point person who is on hand to assist with planning, as well as complimentary non-motorized and motorized water sports. Lauren Dana Ellman, Travel + Leisure, 7 Dec. 2023 Pressed on if the State Department has sent a point person to Niger to handle the country’s ongoing crisis, Miller would not get into any specific trips or meetings. Omar Saley, CNN, 7 Aug. 2023 The Classification Reform Act of 2023 would designate the director of national intelligence as the main point person for classification and declassification. Samantha-Jo Roth, Washington Examiner, 10 May 2023 That would be the point person or the person who is in charge of the fire that day. Chris Klimek, Smithsonian Magazine, 30 Nov. 2023 Ken Rosenau, a lawyer who represented Children’s National, served as the hospital’s point person in the midst of swirling investigations. Amy Brittain, Washington Post, 14 Nov. 2023 Nate Herman, a point person on Wells Fargo's control work for roughly three years, informed the bank of his decision to leave and spend more time with his family, according to an internal memo sent Wednesday and reviewed by The Wall Street Journal. Ben Eisen, WSJ, 5 July 2023 Vint was the point person on the network testing for Len. IEEE Spectrum, 20 June 2023 Upon Malcolm's death in 2014, his six children became the owners, with Byran as the point person. Michael Stillwell, Town & Country, 7 Sep. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1976, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of point person was in 1976

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“Point person.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/point%20person. Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

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