spokes·​man ˈspōks-mən How to pronounce spokesman (audio)
: a person who speaks as the representative of another or others often in a professional capacity
spokesmanship noun

Examples of spokesman in a Sentence

A White House spokesman answered questions from the reporters. a spokesman for the cattle industry
Recent Examples on the Web David Smith, a spokesman for the Placer County Sheriff’s Office. Chris Biderman, Sacramento Bee, 13 May 2024 Labs are conducting about 80 more tests per day than before the order took effect, an Agriculture Department spokesman said. Mike Stobbe, Chicago Tribune, 11 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for spokesman 

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Word History


probably irregular from spoke, obsolete past participle of speak

First Known Use

1537, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of spokesman was in 1537

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“Spokesman.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spokesman. Accessed 21 May. 2024.

Kids Definition


spokes·​man ˈspōk-smən How to pronounce spokesman (audio)
: a person who speaks for another or for a group

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