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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From social media missives to statements from publicists, everyone was excited to be embraced by the Television Academy. Libby Hill,, "Lin-Manuel Miranda, RuPaul, Tiffany Haddish and more react to Emmy nominations," 12 July 2018 No serious injuries were reported at festival grounds, but Friday's weather severely impacted a number of vendors, according to a Friday night statement from fest publicist Ellie Rand. Michael Democker,, "Saturday at Bayou Boogaloo: photo gallery," 19 May 2018 Moreno again accessorized the look with black velvet gloves, which her publicist tracked down at LaCrasia Gloves in New York. Tony Bravo, San Francisco Chronicle, "Why Rita Moreno shopped her closet for 56-year-old Oscars dress," 7 Mar. 2018 According to Faris, her publicist had warned her of the wave of gossip to come. Peggy Truong, Cosmopolitan, "Jennifer Lawrence Just Shut Down That Chris Pratt Affair Rumor," 27 Feb. 2018 Celebrities shared their condolences on Twitter Monday, following the announcement from O’Riordan’s publicist Lindsey Holmes that the singer had died at the age of 46. Mahita Gajanan, Time, "'We Are Crushed.' Celebrities React to Death of Cranberries Singer Dolores O’Riordan," 15 Jan. 2018 After that, Hopson walked out of the chambers, along with the company’s publicist. J.k. Dineen, San Francisco Chronicle, "In Hunters Point Shipyard cleanup scandal, supes push for redoing botched test," 14 May 2018 Jenson died May 25, publicist Rick Markovitz announced. Mike Barnes, The Hollywood Reporter, "George Jenson, Illustrator on 'Close Encounters of the Third Kind' and 'Return of the Jedi,' Dies at 87," 13 July 2018 Nelson's publicist confirmed that the tweet came from the 85-year-old country singer. Jeremy Wallace, Houston Chronicle, "Beto O’Rourke plays guitar with country music legend Willie Nelson," 5 July 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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