spokes·man | \ˈspōks-mən \

Definition of spokesman 

: a person who speaks as the representative of another or others often in a professional capacity

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spokesmanship \ˈspōks-mən-ˌship \ noun

Examples of spokesman in a Sentence

A White House spokesman answered questions from the reporters. a spokesman for the cattle industry

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Avondale officers found the 17-year-old male with a gunshot wound in a parking lot, according to a spokesman for the Police Department. Bree Burkitt, azcentral, "17-year-old boy shot and killed in Avondale; police seek public's help," 7 July 2018 Two people inside the vehicle and the pedestrian were taken to a local hospital for treatment, the spokesman said. Rafael Guerrero, Naperville Sun, "Pedestrian grazed by car in Saturday crash, Naperville police say," 11 July 2018 His campaign spokesman did not respond to questions. Craig Harris, azcentral, "Arizona Parks Director Sue Black again faces investigation for her treatment of staff," 10 July 2018 The spokesman says more details, including a garage opening date, are forthcoming. BostonGlobe.com, "Granite City Electric Supply to pay more than $2.3m to settle overbilling charges," 10 July 2018 The spokesman said Barton 1792 moved quickly to stop the alcohol from entering the creek but didn't alert the state quickly enough. CBS News, "Torrents of alcohol gushed into retention ponds after Kentucky distillery collapse," 6 July 2018 District spokesman Tom Jackson did not respond to a request for comment Monday and appeared to be out of the office. Sarah Freishtat, Aurora Beacon-News, "East Aurora union contract expires with no replacement on the table," 3 July 2018 The spokesman also said that the researchers’ proof-of-concept exploit doesn’t work on any currently supported Google Android devices. Dan Goodin, Ars Technica, "New RAMpage exploit revives Rowhammer attack to root Android devices," 2 July 2018 The bill was carried by Assemblyman Todd Gloria, D-San Diego, and the language was drafted by the legislative counsel, according to his spokesman. Michael Smolens, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Why San Diego's marquee initiatives might not make the ballot," 29 June 2018

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First Known Use of spokesman

1537, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for spokesman

probably irregular from spoke, obsolete past participle of speak

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The first known use of spokesman was in 1537

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English Language Learners Definition of spokesman

: someone who speaks for or represents a person, company, etc.


spokes·man | \ˈspōks-mən \
plural spokesmen\ˈspōks-mən \

Kids Definition of spokesman

: a person who speaks for or represents someone or something

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