spokes·​per·​son | \ ˈspōks-ˌpər-sᵊn How to pronounce spokesperson (audio) \

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Examples of spokesperson in a Sentence

a statement from the company's spokesperson the spokesperson for the protesting students presented their demands to the administration
Recent Examples on the Web Reached for comment, an MPD spokesperson didn't address the five compromised individuals, but pointed to a YouTube video of acting Chief Robert J. Contee III, posted Tuesday. Kevin Collier, NBC News, "Hackers publish extensive dossiers on D.C. police officers in extortion attempt," 28 Apr. 2021 An Apple spokesperson said the company has now addressed the issue in macOS 11.3 and updated XProtect, its malware detection, to block the malware using this technique. Thomas Brewster, Forbes, "Update Your Mac Now: The ‘Worst Hack In Years’ Hits Apple Computers," 26 Apr. 2021 Tim Thompson, an Alaska Airlines spokesperson, said the suspension took effect Friday. Becky Bohrer, Star Tribune, "Alaska senator drives, takes ferry after airline suspension," 26 Apr. 2021 An Iraqi health ministry spokesperson said the Ibn al-Khatib hospital was built in the 1950s and had been renovated last year to refit it for treating COVID patients. BostonGlobe.com, "Fire at Baghdad hospital packed with COVID patients kills at least 82," 25 Apr. 2021 At the time, an ICE spokesperson defended the policy, saying the agency remained committed to using financial penalties as an enforcement tool. Geneva Sands, CNN, "ICE ends Trump-era policy of fining undocumented immigrants, calling penalties 'ineffective'," 23 Apr. 2021 Newsom recently decided to use the state’s environmental regulatory authority after efforts to pass the ban legislatively failed, an administration spokesperson said. Phil Willon, Los Angeles Times, "Newsom bans new California fracking permits starting in 2024," 23 Apr. 2021 An Exelon spokesperson said Wednesday that the appeal from Waterkeepers Chesapeake, the Lower Susquehanna Riverkeeper, ShoreRivers and the Chesapeake Bay Foundation is without merit. Christine Condon, baltimoresun.com, "Citing need to reduce nutrient sediment, environmental groups appeal new 50-year license for Conowingo Dam," 22 Apr. 2021 Brownsboro Road traffic will not be impacted, according to an I-Move Kentucky spokesperson, as a new replacement bridge that opened Wednesday has already been put in place. Lucas Aulbach, The Courier-Journal, "Local drivers, take note: I-71 in east Louisville will close two nights this weekend," 21 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of spokesperson

1971, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of spokesperson was in 1971

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1 May 2021

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“Spokesperson.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spokesperson. Accessed 7 May. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of spokesperson

: a man or woman who speaks for or represents someone or something


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