spin doctor

noun

Definition of spin doctor

:a person (such as a political aide) responsible for ensuring that others interpret an event from a particular point of view

spin-doctor

play \ˈspin-ˌdäk-tər\ verb

Examples of spin doctor in a Sentence

  1. The spin doctors from both sides were already declaring victory for their candidates as soon as the debate ended.

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First Known Use of spin doctor

1984


SPIN DOCTOR Defined for English Language Learners

spin doctor

noun

Definition of spin doctor for English Language Learners

  • : a person (such as a political aide) whose job involves trying to control the way something (such as an important event) is described to the public in order to influence what people think about it



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