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

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Avicii was found dead in Muscat, Oman, on Friday afternoon, according to his publicist Diana Baron. Mitchell Peters, Billboard, "Avicii's Longtime Manager Ash Pournouri Shares Heartfelt Message Following Death," 21 Apr. 2018 His publicist, Jillian Taratunio, declined to comment. Katie Honan, WSJ, "Actor Alec Baldwin Arrested After Parking-Spot Altercation," 2 Nov. 2018 As of now, neither Vogue nor Bey or Jay's publicist have confirmed whether or not the couple will be in attendance. Shannon Carlin,, "If Beyoncé Skips The Met Gala, We Can Blame Jay-Z," 7 May 2018 The Cranberries singer was in London for a recording session at the time of her death, her publicist confirmed in a statement. Phil Boucher,, "The Cranberries Singer Dolores O'Riordan's Death Is 'Not Suspicious,' Police Say," 16 Jan. 2018 His publicist said the arrest was the result of an over-reaction from a neighbor who saw him at the residence of a couple that was not home. Teri Figueroa,, "Complaint alleges five sexual assault victims in Kellen Winslow II case," 15 June 2018 Instead, Becca, who herself is a publicist in Minneapolis, is addressing the situation. Jackie Strause, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Bachelorette' Becca Kufrin Speaks Out on Frontrunner Controversy," 31 May 2018 Waiters, Korean pop stars, publicists, and fellow subway riders have all been the origin of the inevitable question. Devon Abelman, Allure, "M.A.C. Liquidlast Liner Is So Pigmented, People Think It's Tattooed on My Eyelids," 7 Sep. 2018 Meanwhile, tributes flooded out on social media from many veteran entertainment publicists. Mike Barnes, Billboard, "Paul Bloch, Famed Publicist Adept at Putting Out Fires in Hollywood, Dies at 78," 26 May 2018

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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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