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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Daryl’s publicist, Harlan Boll, requests that any donations made in Daryl's name be to organizations researching brain diseases and conditions like Parkinson’s Disease or post-traumatic stress disorder. Megan Stein, Country Living, "Captain and Tennille's Toni Tennille Reflects on 'Captain' Daryl Dragon After His Death," 3 Jan. 2019 Hello, Dolly!, has died, her publicist, B. Harlan Boll, said on Tuesday. Vogue, "Carol Channing Has Died at 97," 15 Jan. 2019 Again, Kara is the personal publicist of an NFL quarterback whose team made the playoffs last year. Chloe Angyal, Marie Claire, "The Only Thing Worse Than Valentine's Day Is Valentine's Day," 14 Feb. 2019 But while stuck inside on a rainy Memorial Day Weekend, the fashion publicist decided to play around and make a few pieces of jewelry for friends. Lauren Alexis Fisher, Harper's BAZAAR, "This Jewelry Brand Is Cutting Back on Waste with Affordable, Handmade Earrings," 13 Dec. 2018 Cantina Mesa is a newer winery, founded by the publicist Gavino Sanna and located by the marshes near the beach of Porto Pino, 10 minutes southwest of Masainas. Kyre Chenven, Condé Nast Traveler, "For Sardinia’s Wild Side, Head to Sulcis," 12 Oct. 2018 Williams had no immediate comment Saturday, according to publicist Mara Buxbaum. CBS News, "Mark Wahlberg says he'll donate $1.5 million to Time's Up after outcry," 13 Jan. 2018 Photographers, designers, models, stylists, publicists, writers, editors, and assistants of all kinds are constantly striving to be better, smarter, faster, and more beautiful. Brooke Bobb, Vogue, "Finally, a Holistic Approach to Combating Mental Health Issues in the Fashion Industry," 29 Aug. 2018 His death on Wednesday was confirmed by Dan Demello, a publicist for the off-Broadway show. Katie Kilkenny, The Hollywood Reporter, "Harvey Schmidt, Composer of Longest-Running Musical in History, Dies at 88," 1 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of publicist

1792, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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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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