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
Recent Examples on the Web On Monday, Higbee was not in the locker room during the 45-minute media period, but a team spokesman said Higbee had been at the team’s Thousand Oaks facility. Los Angeles Times, "Injuries could keep two Rams starters out against the Browns on Sunday," 16 Sep. 2019 The event, a precursor to the Capitol One Orange Bowl on Dec. 30, benefits the Make-a-Wish Foundation Southern Florida, Special Olympics Florida and the Orange Bowl Leadership Academy, spokesman Mike Liotta says. Phillip Valys, sun-sentinel.com, "Orange Bowl Food and Wine Celebration rolls into Fort Lauderdale with celebrity judges, bottomless feast," 16 Sep. 2019 Picketing at 33 plants and 22 parts depots began Monday, a UAW spokesman said. Wilborn P. Nobles Iii, baltimoresun.com, "Union strike idles General Motors factories just as Baltimore auto workers are arriving at them for new jobs," 16 Sep. 2019 The property’s sale closed Sept. 13, a foundation spokesman said. Kate Santich, orlandosentinel.com, "OnePULSE Foundation announces $3.5 million land deal for museum," 16 Sep. 2019 Clerks of court across Virginia received the new form and a memo, said Herring's spokesman. Hollie Silverman And Dakin Andone, CNN, "Virginia couples won't have to disclose their race to get a marriage license, attorney general says," 15 Sep. 2019 Sunset High School had also been under a lockout, but it had been cleared by 9:05 a.m. A Washington County Sheriff’s Office spokesman said authorities are searching for a man with a gun in the area of Northwest Old Quarry Road and 119th Avenue. oregonlive, "Suspect found in Beaverton search that prompted school lockouts," 12 Sep. 2019 Houston safety Jordan Moore has been reinstated to the team, a school spokesman said Thursday. Joseph Duarte, Houston Chronicle, "Suspended UH safety Jordan Moore reinstated to team," 12 Sep. 2019 The board will publicize the application and appointment protocol soon, a county spokesman said. Jessica Boehm, azcentral, "Who will replace Bill Montgomery as Maricopa County attorney?," 4 Sep. 2019

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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 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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