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

Definition of spokespeople

: people serving as spokesmen or spokeswomen

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The earliest spokespeople for the caravan were a journalist and former leftist legislator named Bartolo Fuentes and his wife, human rights activist Dunia Montoya. Dara Lind, Vox, "The migrant caravan, explained," 24 Oct. 2018 Two Teva spokespeople declined to reveal any hints on the device’s list price to Ars. Beth Mole, Ars Technica, "Years after Mylan’s epic EpiPen price hikes, it finally gets a generic rival," 17 Aug. 2018 Church spokespeople have repeatedly denied Shelly is missing. Stephanie Nolasco, Fox News, "Allegedly missing 'Scientology Queen' the subject of a new Vanity Fair documentary," 12 Mar. 2018 Baker spokespeople did not respond to a request for comment. Joshua Miller, BostonGlobe.com, "One thing missing from the ‘grand bargain’ bill signing? The grand bargainers," 28 June 2018 The White House hasn’t denied Sadler’s remarks and multiple spokespeople have not responded to questions from NBC News about Sadler's future in the administration. NBC News, "Lawmaker anger builds after White House aide mocks 'dying' McCain," 11 May 2018 Greitens’ spokespeople did not immediately respond to requests for comment Friday. Washington Post, "University reviewing grant funds for Greitens’ book," 4 May 2018 Messages seeking comment were sent to spokespeople for the Justice Department. Eric D. Lawrence, Detroit Free Press, "Reports: Feds want substantial penalties from Fiat Chrysler to settle diesel case," 2 Feb. 2018 These students were unwilling to be mediated and mollified by spokespeople or television anchors. Lara Backmender, Glamour, "The March for Our Lives Activists Who Said Never Again," 1 Nov. 2018

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1972, in the meaning defined above

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