plural noun
spokes·​peo·​ple | \ ˈspōks-ˌpē-pəl How to pronounce spokespeople (audio) \

Definition of spokespeople

: people serving as spokesmen or spokeswomen

Examples of spokespeople in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Seven school and conference spokespeople surveyed by USA TODAY Sports said their football athletes have largely chosen to remain on campus following the postponement of the season. Tom Schad, USA TODAY, "Why college football players whose teams canceled fall season won't be sent home," 20 Aug. 2020 White House and Trump campaign spokespeople could not be immediately reached for comment. Patricia Sullivan, Washington Post, "Local officials beseech Trump, Pence to wear masks while in Arlington," 1 Sep. 2020 Being a famous chef in New Orleans is a responsibility, as much as anything; the city elevates its culinary titans into civic spokespeople and cultural custodians. Helen Rosner, The New Yorker, "A New Orleans Chef Navigates Disaster," 28 Aug. 2020 Perry had previously submitted drafts to his colleagues trying to focus the document as a whole on the science of the matter, rather than the historical statements, according to one of Perry’s spokespeople, Landry Stafford. Liz Hardaway, ExpressNews.com, "‘A great first step’: San Antonio City Council declares racism a public health crisis," 20 Aug. 2020 Trump's Republican allies Gov. Doug Ducey and Sen. Martha McSally are expected to attend the event, spokespeople for their offices said. Ronald J. Hansen, The Arizona Republic, "As Democrats convene, coronavirus lingers, Trump set to visit Yuma," 19 Aug. 2020 Within 72 hours, spokespeople for the department present updates to the media at a news conference. Darcy Costello, The Courier-Journal, "If state police investigate LMPD officer shootings, will public still see body cam video?," 13 Aug. 2020 Police and government spokespeople have dismissed the allegations, even as a prominent journalist and a politician behind the protest have spent close to two weeks in detention. Farai Mutsaka, Star Tribune, "Zimbabwean author freed after night in jail for protest," 1 Aug. 2020 Both men, through spokespeople for their respective companies, declined to comment this week. Justin Wingerter, The Denver Post, "Colorado’s billionaires make billions more during pandemic and recession," 24 July 2020

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First Known Use of spokespeople

1972, in the meaning defined above

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“Spokespeople.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spokespeople. Accessed 28 Sep. 2020.

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