press conference


: an interview or announcement given by a public figure to the press by appointment

Example Sentences

The President will hold a press conference later today.
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Word History

First Known Use

1937, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of press conference was in 1937

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Cite this Entry

“Press conference.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Mar. 2023.

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press conference

: an interview given by a public figure to the press
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