plural noun
spokes·peo·ple | \ˈspōks-ˌpē-pəl \

Definition of spokespeople 

: people serving as spokesmen or spokeswomen

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Both German Chancellor Angela Merkel and British Prime Minister Theresa May sent their spokespeople to condemn the tariffs, rather than make a personal statement. Rick Noack, Washington Post, "What’s a Trump hug really worth? Not a lot, Trudeau and Macron find out.," 1 June 2018 In the two years since Donald Trump first upended our politics, a generation of spokespeople have hitched their careers to him, with mixed results. Mark Leibovich, New York Times, "The Risky Business of Speaking for President Trump," 23 May 2018 The weariness showed on the faces of the spokespeople for the April 19th Student Movement — not to be confused with the splinter April 19th University (Student) Movement. Washington Post, "Nicaraguan students enraged at repression turn on government," 15 May 2018 After publication of this article, spokespeople for Facebook and the research group said Mr. King had misspoken. Douglas Macmillan, WSJ, "Facebook Gives Researchers ‘Full Access’ for Election Studies," 13 July 2018 Still, Papa John's still has deals with the Kansas City Chiefs, the Dallas Cowboys and the Cleveland Browns, among other teams, their spokespeople confirmed. Kate Talerico, The Courier-Journal, "MLB suspends 'Papa Slam' promotion with Papa John's after racial slur," 12 July 2018 White House spokespeople said Trump categorically denied all the allegations made by Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford. Philip Rucker, chicagotribune.com, "Trump talks infrastructure, North Korea — not Stormy Daniels — at Ohio rally," 29 Mar. 2018 Multiple spokespeople for Waters did not immediately return requests for comment. Chris Sommerfeldt, The Seattle Times, "Trump tweets ‘be careful’ warning to Rep. Maxine Waters for suggesting confrontations with aides," 25 June 2018 Those meetings are scheduled later this week, spokespeople for the committees said. USA TODAY, "Lawmakers demand secret VA nursing home data be released after USA TODAY, Boston Globe report," 19 June 2018

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1972, in the meaning defined above

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