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

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a statement from the company's spokesperson the spokesperson for the protesting students presented their demands to the administration

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Rapinoe has become the most consistent and articulate spokesperson for the women’s national team in the players’ battle for equal pay. Louisa Thomas, The New Yorker, "World Cup 2019: Megan Rapinoe Commands the Stage," 29 June 2019 Only 11 canal drownings were reported in 2018 alone, said Enrique Aguilar, a spokesperson for the El Paso County Fire Department. Nicole Chavez, CNN, "Drownings in West Texas canals are rising as more migrants arrive at the US-Mexico border," 29 June 2019 Anne Pankratz, a spokesperson for the School of Medicine and Public Health, said honest feedback is vital to the grant review process. Lawrence Andrea, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Judge finds UW health and wellness grant review team violated open government laws," 28 June 2019 CBS News spoke last week with César Duverany, a spokesperson for the Dominican Republic's foreign ministry, who said the cases are isolated out of more than 6 million tourists, and that this doesn't mean the country is unsafe. Brian Pascus, CBS News, "Another American died while visiting the Dominican Republic, the fourth this month," 27 June 2019 Those two are still hospitalized as of Wednesday morning, according to Steve Lightfoot, a spokesperson for the agency. Rebecca Hennes, Houston Chronicle, "Investigators on scene Wednesday of Chambers County boat crash that killed 3," 26 June 2019 Crews are working to remove debris on both roads, said Nancy Wood, spokesperson for Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 6 Department of Highways. Rachel Berry, Cincinnati.com, "Columbia Parkway reopened, but NKY roads still closed after landslides," 25 June 2019 In a follow-up email from the Free Press, requesting specific details about the plan, a spokesperson declined to elaborate. Greg Levinsky, Detroit Free Press, "If workers strike, here's how Rocket Mortgage Classic could be impacted," 25 June 2019 Matt Fleming, spokesperson for the California Republican Party, said via email. Ben Christopher, The Mercury News, "Any spike in repeat crimes after California sped prisoner release? New research says no," 25 June 2019

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First Known Use of spokesperson

1971, in the meaning defined above

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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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