spokesman

noun
spokes·​man | \ ˈspōks-mən How to pronounce spokesman (audio) \

Definition of spokesman

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

Other Words from spokesman

spokesmanship \ ˈspōks-​mən-​ˌship How to pronounce spokesman (audio) \ 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 China has expressed its clear concern over a potential Pelosi visit to Taiwan, Liu Pengyu, spokesman for the Chinese embassy in Washington, told reporters Friday. Jordan Fabian, Fortune, 30 July 2022 Mike Lewis, spokesman for Marshall, said the attorney general had no comment on the request. Mike Cason | Mcason@al.com, al, 30 July 2022 Sam Strasner, a spokesman for Arkansas Tech, in an email described the pandemic's effects on enrollment as a factor in the school's productivity index decline. Jaime Adame, Arkansas Online, 30 July 2022 Czech police repurposed a seized 2011 Ferrari F 142-458 Italia as a patrol car and started using it Friday, a police spokesman, Jakub Vincalek, said in a statement. Bryan Pietsch, Washington Post, 26 July 2022 After their appeal was rejected last month, the military’s spokesman, General Zaw Min Tun, defended plans to execute both men. Richard C. Paddock, BostonGlobe.com, 25 July 2022 After their appeal was rejected last month, the military’s spokesman, Gen. Zaw Min Tun, defended plans to execute both men. New York Times, 25 July 2022 The fire is still under investigation, according to spokesman for the Cleveland Division of Fire, Mike Norman. Olivia Mitchell, cleveland, 18 July 2022 News breaks that Haggis resigned from Scientology in August in a rather spectacular letter to the organization’s then-spokesman, Tommy Davis. Los Angeles Times, 22 June 2022 See More

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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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2 Aug 2022

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“Spokesman.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spokesman. Accessed 10 Aug. 2022.

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More Definitions for spokesman

spokesman

noun
spokes·​man | \ ˈspōks-mən How to pronounce spokesman (audio) \
plural spokesmen\ ˈspōks-​mən How to pronounce spokesman (audio) \

Kids Definition of spokesman

: a person who speaks for or represents someone or something

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