pub·​li·​cist | \ˈpə-blə-sist \

Definition of publicist 

1a : an expert in international law

b : an expert or commentator on public affairs

2 : one that publicizes specifically : press agent

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Her publicist didn’t respond to requests for comment. WSJ, "Dolce & Gabbana Tripped Up in China by Promo Deemed Racist," 22 Nov. 2018 The couple's publicist shared the news with The Associated Press last night, revealing that Danes had given birth to a baby boy on Monday (August 27) in New York. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Claire Danes Gives Birth to Her Second Child with Husband Hugh Dancy," 1 Sep. 2018 Aretha's publicist confirmed to CNN that Ariana will take part in the funeral, which will take place in Detroit on Friday, August 31, after a week-long period of public viewing at the city's Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History. Devon Elizabeth, Teen Vogue, "Ariana Grande Will Perform at Aretha Franklin's Funeral," 29 Aug. 2018 Clemmons' publicist did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Christie D'zurilla,, "Acclaimed author Junot Díaz accused of sexual misconduct and 'virulent misogyny'," 4 May 2018 Buress’ publicist did not respond to request for comment on the verdict. Nick Vadala,, "Twitter cheers Hannibal Buress after Cosby verdict," 26 Apr. 2018 His publicist did not respond to an email seeking comment on Sunday. Maggie Astor, New York Times, "Tony Robbins Apologizes for Saying Women Use #MeToo to Gain ‘Significance’," 9 Apr. 2018 While Blanchett's publicist has not yet responded to requests from THR for comment, aesthetician Georgia Louise was happy to spill details about her $650 Hollywood EGF (Epidermal Growth Factor) Facial. Ingrid Schmidt, The Hollywood Reporter, "The Story Behind The Cate Blanchett ‘Penis Facial’ Controversy," 16 Mar. 2018 Upon noticing Bono, the patron purchased a round of McCallan scotch on the rocks for the pair, said a publicist who works with the restaurant. Ese Olumhense,, "Bono, in town for two U2 shows this week, spotted at Mastro's Steakhouse," 23 May 2018

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First Known Use of publicist

1792, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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: a person whose job is to give information about an important or famous person or organization to news reporters

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