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

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spokesmanship \ ˈspōks-​mən-​ˌship How to pronounce spokesmanship (audio) \ 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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The company hasn’t adjusted the price of Windows 10 Pro, the spokesman added. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "Microsoft has added $20 to the price of Windows 10 Home, but there are sales elsewhere," 9 Oct. 2018 No Way!, this week ran digital and print ads in publications in Washington, Virginia and Tennessee and drove a mobile billboard around Amazon’s headquarters buildings in Seattle, a spokesman said. Benjamin Romano, The Seattle Times, "Amazon, other Washington companies, get perfect scores for LGBTQ policies, but some advocates ask for more," 29 Mar. 2019 Ongoing investigations will continue despite the changes, a spokesman for the FRC said. Nina Trentmann, WSJ, "U.K. Watchdog Probes Interserve Audits," 11 Apr. 2019 The cameras exist to potentially enable passengers to make entertainment selections with hand gestures, the spokesman said. Sam Blum, Popular Mechanics, "Two Major Airlines Admit to Undisclosed Cameras in Aircraft Entertainment Systems," 22 Feb. 2019 Last year, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov claimed Cohen’s outreach on the Trump Tower Moscow deal received no response. Aaron Rupar, Vox, "Michael Cohen’s plea deal shows that Russia did have something on Trump," 30 Nov. 2018 Perry Cooper, a spokesman for Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, said the airport is putting staff in place to assist with directing lines and providing instructions to free up TSA employees for screenings. Alison Sider, WSJ, "Heavy Snow Threatens Travel Over Holiday Weekend," 18 Jan. 2019 Working in Robbinsville Township in central New Jersey, the warehouse employees were amidst the holiday rush when the accident occurred at around 8:45 a.m., according to Amazon spokesman John Nalbone. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "Amazon Warehouse Bear Spray Accident Injures Dozens, One Critically," 5 Dec. 2018 That, according to Surface spokesman Ryan Day, is partly the reason for the two models. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "Microsoft plans to make you pay more to rotate the Surface Hub 2, just to drive you crazy," 24 Sep. 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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English Language Learners Definition of spokesman

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


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

Kids Definition of spokesman

: a person who speaks for or represents someone or something

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