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

Definition of spokespeople

: people serving as spokesmen or spokeswomen

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Her spokespeople say Pugh fully intends on returning to City Hall when her health is better. David Mcfadden, The Seattle Times, "Amid scandal, audit into Baltimore nonprofit’s work ordered," 12 Apr. 2019 The spokespeople disputed that Kelly is less engaged in his job. NBC News, "Kelly thinks he's saving U.S. from disaster, calls Trump 'idiot,' say White House staffers," 30 Apr. 2018 His spokespeople said in a statement that the company omitted comments from many customers who voiced support for him on social media. Julie Jargon, WSJ, "Papa John’s Mandates Diversity Training as Founder Continues Push for Control," 24 Aug. 2018 SoccerCity also declined to comment, and efforts to reach SDSU West spokespeople on the July 4th holiday were unsuccessful. Phillip Molnar, sandiegouniontribune.com, "SDSU West initiative gets judge's tentative OK for ballot," 4 July 2018 Many fad diets have spokespeople (creators or influencers) who tell compelling before-and-after stories about how their lives (or the lives of their followers) were transformed by the diet. Abby Langer, SELF, "Most Diets Don't Work, But If a Diet Promises These 4 Things, Run Away," 5 Jan. 2019 The Departments of Defense and Homeland Security provided about $1.25 million for the study to better understand how U.S. markets might respond to a cyberattack, according to spokespeople for the agencies’ research arms. Cezary Podkul, WSJ, "Brief Price Gaps in Stocks Cost Investors $2 Billion a Year," 14 Feb. 2019 Tesla spokespeople have repeatedly declined to address Jurvetson’s status, including as recently as this week. Theodore Schleifer, Recode, "Steve Jurvetson, ousted from his firm almost a year ago, is building up a team in preparation for his comeback," 13 Oct. 2018 The Times also sent emails to multiple White House spokespeople who did not immediately respond to requests for comment on Thursday night. Matt Stevens, New York Times, "Museum Told White House: No Van Gogh, but Here’s a Gold Toilet," 25 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of spokespeople

1972, in the meaning defined above

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