publicist

noun
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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In April 1986, three years after his beloved Mary died, Iacocca married former flight attendant and publicist Peggy Johnson. Charlotte W. Craig, Detroit Free Press, "Lee Iacocca dies: Father of Mustang, rescuer of Chrysler was 94," 2 July 2019 Last week, producer-publicist Mike Kaplan and historian Joseph McBride released the petition signed by over 50 film-culture figures. Armond White, National Review, "Lillian Gish’s Genius Will Outlast Ava DuVernay and the Canon Wreckers," 26 June 2019 Tech veteran, marketing consultant, app entrepreneur, and publicist Amanda Spann is keenly aware of the industry’s shortcomings. Ashley Mcdonough, Essence, "This Black Woman Is Breaking Barriers For People Of Color In Tech," 14 June 2019 Her death was confirmed by a friend, publicist Mauricio Padilha. Anita Gates, BostonGlobe.com, "Sylvia Miles, actress with a flair for the flamboyant, dies at 94," 13 June 2019 Amash responded to Trump with a reference to comments Trump Jr. had made in emails to British publicist Rob Goldstone. Nicholas Wu, USA TODAY, "Donald Trump Jr. threatens to help challenge against Rep., Justin Amash, who supports impeachment," 13 June 2019 Beyoncé's publicist issued a rare statement over the weekend, seemingly to soothe the sting of the Beyhive who allegedly cyberbullied Nicole Curran, wife of Golden State Warriors owner Joe Lacob. Janelle Griffith, NBC News, "Beyoncé's publicist tells Beyhive to stop spewing hate," 10 June 2019 The couple have been dating for two years, per a statement from Johansson's publicist. Lauren Hubbard, Town & Country, "Everything We Know About Scarlett Johansson and Colin Jost's Wedding Plans So Far," 20 May 2019 It was developed by Mess Hall food incubator founder Al Goldberg, food writer Nevin Martell, web and app developer 3Advance, and publicist Erick Sanchez. Tim Carman, The Seattle Times, "Americans nationwide help feed federal workers as shutdown enters 2nd month," 23 Jan. 2019

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First Known Use of publicist

1792, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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publicist

noun

English Language Learners Definition of publicist

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

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