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
Recent Examples on the Web While the number of hunters pulling permits in Northeast Michigan varies from year to year, Holly Vaughn, another DNR spokesperson, said the overall number of hunters in Michigan and the nation are declining. Crystal Nelson, Detroit Free Press, "Number of hunters in Michigan are declining," 31 May 2020 Laura Oppenheimer, a spokesperson for the city’s office of management and finance, said that officials were happy to heed U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance for the first two months of the pandemic. oregonlive, "Few homeless people have coronavirus. Portland still plans to resume clearing camps.," 31 May 2020 The airline's management and support staff include about 17,000 people, American Airlines spokesperson Ross Feinstein told USA TODAY. Morgan Hines, USA TODAY, "United Airlines announces executive cuts, part of 30% reduction in management, support staff," 30 May 2020 At least one person is in critical condition, LMPD spokesperson Alicia Smiley said. Kelly Ward, The Courier-Journal, "Courier Journal's Cameron Teague Robinson shares what he saw at Breonna Taylor protest," 29 May 2020 The beloved brand soon solidified its name as a go-to for all things skin care, especially for Black women across the world, including spokesperson Kerry Washington. Shalwah Evans And Jennifer Ford, Essence, "Happy Birthday To These Timeless Black Girl Approved Brands And Products," 29 May 2020 Graduates can use the money for any purpose, says Denis Wolcott, a spokesperson for GameAbove, the alumni group funding the program. Francesca Fontana And Amber Burton, WSJ, "Universities to Their Alumni Networks: Give Our Grads Jobs," 21 May 2020 In early March, a World Health Organization spokesperson suggested that people should not use cash if possible, but then clarified that the WHO was not issuing a COVID-19 specific guidance with regards to using contactless payments. Marilyn Roberts, The Conversation, "You don’t need to worry about spreading the coronavirus with cash," 21 May 2020 Mary Williams, spokesperson for CHI Health Mercy Corning Hospital, which serves the area, believes the community is ready for a possible COVID-19 outbreak. USA Today, "Where coronavirus isn't: What's kept cases officially at zero in these 200 counties?," 17 May 2020

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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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3 Jun 2020

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“Spokesperson.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spokesperson. Accessed 5 Jun. 2020.

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


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