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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During the day, police intend to provide live updates on Twitter, as well as live video updates from police spokespeople. oregonlive.com, "Portland police chief to protesters intent on violence: ‘Don’t come. We don’t want you here. I don’t care what side you’re on.’," 5 Aug. 2019 Avoiding the phrase makes spokespeople sound more authoritative. Suresh Rangarajan, Quartz India, "It’s 2019 and Indian businesses need to retire these clichéd phrases," 31 July 2019 Next to him were three other government spokespeople. Max Marshall, SI.com, "Mining the Miracle," 26 June 2019 Amazon spokespeople have been reluctant to publicly address the implications of HQ2 for the company’s Seattle headquarters, currently home to more than 45,000 employees. Matt Day, The Seattle Times, "Amazon selects New York, Northern Virginia, for HQ2 expansion, reports say," 13 Nov. 2018 Limiting spokespeople to East Asian women with these features keeps that fetishization alive. Deanna Pai, Glamour, "Why Are Beauty Ads Still Fetishizing Asian Women?," 17 Aug. 2018 Qualcomm spokespeople didn’t return a message seeking comment, and representatives of Micron, Broadcom, Western Digital and Cisco couldn’t immediately be reached. Washington Post, "Trump meets with chipmakers on Huawei, other economic issues," 22 July 2019 CNN Business has been unable to contact a representative for Wang, and spokespeople for his companies have declined to comment beyond their official statements. Steven Jiang, CNN, "Chinese real estate billionaire Wang Zhenhua arrested for alleged child molestation," 11 July 2019 Grand Canyon spokespeople could not be reached for additional details. Mike Cruz, azcentral, "California hiker missing in Grand Canyon presumed to have drowned, officials say," 3 July 2019

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First Known Use of spokespeople

1972, in the meaning defined above

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