pub·​li·​cist | \ ˈpə-blə-sist How to pronounce publicist (audio) \

Definition of publicist

1a : an expert in international law
b : an expert or commentator on public affairs
2 : one that publicizes specifically : press agent

Examples of publicist in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web When reaching out for comment on her show’s final episode, Variety did not immediately hear back from a publicist for Williams. Elizabeth Wagmeister, Variety, 14 June 2022 When contacted by the Free Press, a publicist for NBC said no preview screenings of the episode or interviews with the producers were available. Julie Hinds, Detroit Free Press, 28 Apr. 2022 Malone was a publicist for garage rock bands in Boston. Los Angeles Times, 12 Apr. 2022 Other leaders involved included arts advocates Liz Maugans, an artist and art consultant; Bellamy Printz, director of Deep Dive Art Projects LLC; and Cindy Barber, owner of the Beachland Ballroom, said Alex Jackson, a publicist for the Assembly. Steven Litt, cleveland, 28 Mar. 2022 They’re based in Los Angeles, but Jones has Alabama roots and claims Montgomery as his hometown, according to a publicist for the show. Mary Colurso |, al, 12 Mar. 2022 His publicist, Arnold Robinson, said no further details would immediately be released. Adam Bernstein, Washington Post, 7 July 2022 Haggis denied the original allegation and sued the publicist, Haleigh Breest, accusing her of trying to bankrupt him. Diana Dasrath, NBC News, 20 June 2022 At the festival, Ms. Hayakawa met Eiko Mizuno-Gray, a film publicist, who subsequently invited Ms. Hayakawa to make a short film on the theme of Japan 10 years in the future. New York Times, 17 June 2022 See More

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First Known Use of publicist

1792, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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“Publicist.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Aug. 2022.

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