social secretary


: a personal secretary employed to handle social correspondence and appointments

Examples of social secretary in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The elegant Gypsy Queen, Emblem Joyce, opened a tableau that brought forth 15 float contingents, each representing a different musical genre, and each earning raves for costumes and flair from the Observer’s social secretary Floral Headpiece and his brusque bodyguard Dark Hallway. The Masked Observer, al, 20 Feb. 2022 Carlos Elizondo, who was social secretary for Jill Biden during the Obama administration, will reprise his role and serve as social secretary for the incoming first lady. Alexandra Jaffe, Star Tribune, 20 Nov. 2020 Of course, when the dining is about high-stakes diplomacy, the menu is chosen with guests’ needs and preferences in mind (the State Department’s chief of protocol typically works with the White House social secretary on this before the menu planning starts). Emily Heil, Washington Post, 21 June 2023 In November, Carlos Elizondo, who is gay and was Biden’s social secretary when Biden was vice president, was named White House social secretary. NBC News, 4 Dec. 2020 From her second-floor office in the East Wing, Mrs. Timmins helped shape interviews, luncheons, state dinners and other public appearances by the first lady, working closely with Salinger and with Letitia Baldrige and Nancy Tuckerman, who served as successive White House social secretaries. Harrison Smith,, 29 Apr. 2023 Carlos Elizondo, who was Biden’s social secretary when Biden was vice president, has been named White House social secretary. Stuart Emmrich, Vogue, 16 Dec. 2020 The Brooklyn Museum has one owned by Babe Paley that was donated by her social secretary! Marisa Meltzer, New York Times, 14 Feb. 2023 Thinking a costume de rigueur coup might be in the offing, the savvy social secretary stood impressed as the young woman deftly changed her shoes and passed them off to her gallant escort, who tucked them away before the couple made their grand entrance. al, 6 Feb. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1892, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of social secretary was in 1892

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“Social secretary.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

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