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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His death was confirmed by a publicist, Rick Miramontez. Nelson Pressley | The Washington Post,, "Harold Prince, Broadway impresario behind hits such as ‘Phantom of the Opera’ and ‘Cabaret,’ dies at 91," 31 July 2019 Still, Roosevelt is the most effective publicist and major beneficiary of their heroism. Sidney M. Milkis, Washington Post, "How Teddy Roosevelt and the Rough Riders heralded American empire," 18 July 2019 The death was confirmed by her publicist, John Tellem, who did not give a precise cause. The Washington Post,, "Judith Krantz, best-selling racy romance novelist, dies at 91," 23 June 2019 Lawrence, now 83, made headlines last week after a public announcement, in a letter shared by his publicist Howard Bragman, revealing that the singer has been diagnosed with the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease. Philip Potempa, Post-Tribune, "Singer Steve Lawrence a favorite for Father’s Day memories," 14 June 2019 Darrell Johnson, a publicist for Kelly, delivered a statement at a chaotic news conference Friday in Atlanta, where he was interrupted seconds after beginning by the family of a woman who lived with Kelly in Chicago. Washington Post, "Feds bring new sex-crime charges against singer R. Kelly," 12 July 2019 But Cassie isn’t just any client—she’s Christina’s best friend since junior high, and her publicist. Candace Braun Davison, House Beautiful, "What It's Really Like Having Your Home Renovated on HGTV's Christina on the Coast," 30 May 2019 As royal reporter Katie Nicholl reveals in her upcoming book, Harry and Meghan: Life, Loss, and Love, Von Westenholz—a publicist for Ralph Lauren—apparently gave Harry Meghan's number. Rachel Epstein, Marie Claire, "Royal Reporter Katie Nicholl Details Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's Blind Date," 8 Apr. 2019 Time Country singer Daryle Singletary died unexpectedly Monday morning at his home in Lebanon,Tenn., according to publicist Don Murry Grubbs. Juli Thanki, USA TODAY, "Country singer Daryle Singletary, known for '90s hit 'Too Much Fun,' dead at 46," 12 Feb. 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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