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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Journalists fancy themselves the spokespeople for the community. Julia O'donoghue, nola.com, "What I learned from the Louisiana Legislature," 28 June 2019 Summaries of articles and social media activity, including how much attention certain tweets or stories were getting online, were emailed to other Michigan State spokespeople or to top university officials. Matt Mencarini, USA TODAY, "Michigan State spent $500K in January to monitor social-media accounts of Larry Nassar victims, others," 28 Mar. 2018 Baltimore and Harford counties and Baltimore City schools still calculate class rank, spokespeople said. Talia Richman, baltimoresun.com, "Maryland districts join national trend in eliminating class rank," 27 June 2019 Hutchinson’s attorney and spokespeople for federal prosecutors handling the cases against the ex-lawmaker declined comment. Washington Post, "Former Arkansas lawmaker changing plea in corruption cases," 24 June 2019 Like Democrats on the whole, the majority of House Democrats from California — more than 30 of them — don’t currently support an impeachment inquiry, according to the lawmakers or their spokespeople. Sarah D. Wire, latimes.com, "House Democrats don’t have a majority for impeachment, but support is growing," 6 June 2019 The American Heart Association, American Diabetes Association and the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews are reviewing their relationships with InfoCision, spokespeople for each organization confirmed. Sarah Kleiner, NBC News, "Charities weigh cutting ties to telemarketer for Ben Carson, NRA after FTC fine," 31 Jan. 2018 DJ Khaled and filmmaker Kevin Smith signed on as spokespeople this year. Cheryl Wischhover, Vox, "As “dieting” becomes more taboo, Weight Watchers is changing its name," 24 Sep. 2018 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

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First Known Use of spokespeople

1972, in the meaning defined above

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