press secretary


: a person officially in charge of press relations for a usually prominent public figure

Examples of press secretary in a Sentence

the White House press secretary
Recent Examples on the Web White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said the president’s age should not be a primary focus. Will Weissert, Fortune, 20 Nov. 2023 Trump was introduced by Arkansas Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders, his former White House press secretary, who endorsed him at an event earlier this week. Democrat-Gazette Staff From Wire Reports,, 9 Nov. 2023 White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre blasted the bill in a statement. Jacob Bogage, Washington Post, 30 Oct. 2023 The Interfax News Agency said Friday that Russian presidential press secretary Dmitry Peskov told reporters at a briefing that Russia is now closely monitoring the situation. Greg Norman, Fox News, 20 Oct. 2023 Posters of people held hostage by Hamas are being torn down in cities across the U.S., leading to confrontations and a response from White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre. Elizabeth Robinson, NBC News, 10 Nov. 2023 The Hialeah rally will feature celebrity supporters and several of Trump's close allies, including former White House press secretary and now-Arkansas Gov. Sarah Sanders, who just endorsed her old boss. Soo Rin Kim, ABC News, 8 Nov. 2023 Washington — President Biden plans to meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping in San Francisco next month, White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre announced Tuesday, confirming a high-stakes diplomatic sit-down between the two leaders. Kathryn Watson, CBS News, 31 Oct. 2023 Psaki, 44, was a State Department and White House communications official during the Obama administration and White House press secretary for the first 16 months of the Biden administration. Compiled By Democrat-Gazette Staff From Wire Reports, Arkansas Online, 31 Oct. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1945, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of press secretary was in 1945

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“Press secretary.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2023.

Kids Definition

press secretary

: a person in charge of relations with the press for a public figure
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