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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Thank you for sharing the love ❤️ A spokesperson for the royal family announced (via CNN) in November 2017 that Meghan intended to start the process for gaining British citizenship following her wedding to Prince Harry, which took place in May 2018. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Will Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's Baby Be an American Citizen?," 27 Apr. 2019 Diane Ostrowski, a spokesperson for Council Bluffs Community Schools, told the Word-Herald that the student at the center of Friday’s protests is undergoing a vetting process with administrators. Lucy Diavolo, Teen Vogue, "Iowa Students Demonstrated for and Against a Trans Classmate's Right to Bathroom Access," 15 Apr. 2019 Photo: Getty Patrick Newton, a spokesperson for the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, an independent, nonpartisan organization based in Washington, D.C., offered a few other comparisons. Jo Craven Mcginty, WSJ, "Is $5.7 Billion a Lot for a Wall?," 25 Jan. 2019 Many of the players are coming off several weeks—or even months—of downtime, which means the general field of athletes is rested and ready to go, says the spokesperson. Jenny Mccoy, SELF, "Here’s What You Need to Know About the 2019 Australian Open, Including How to Watch," 16 Jan. 2019 Christina Martoia, a spokesperson for Algordanza US, told Business Insider. Elizabeth Gulino, House Beautiful, "You Can Now Turn Your Pet Into a Diamond After They Pass Away," 1 Apr. 2019 Government intervention on the federal and local level, at least according to Nick Liberati, spokesperson for EnergySage, an online solar marketplace developed with the support of the U.S. Department of Energy. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "The Solar Revolution Is Coming—But Not to Everyone," 23 Jan. 2019 On one recent segment Selay Ghaffar, a spokesperson for the small but vocal Solidarity Party of Afghanistan, voiced her anger over stalled progress for women's rights. Kiana Hayeri, Glamour, "A Look Inside the First All-Female TV News Station In Afghanistan," 11 Dec. 2018 Alix Anfang, a spokesperson for Uber, said in a statement after the vote. Meredith Carey, Condé Nast Traveler, "New York City Votes to Cap Number of Ubers, Lyfts," 8 Aug. 2018

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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


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

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a strong desire or propensity

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