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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Sarah Isgur, a longtime Republican spokesperson, will join the network to help direct its political coverage, including the Democratic primaries and Trump’s reelection campaign, the network confirmed on Tuesday. Paul Farhi, The Seattle Times, "CNN hires a prominent conservative to help direct its political coverage," 19 Feb. 2019 But Anita Bryant was a spokesperson for orange juice or essentially all of orange juice, and she ... Eric Johnson, Recode, "How a Twitter account convinced 4,000 companies to stop advertising on Breitbart," 3 Sep. 2018 Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokespersons were unable to provide information on the details of Gonzalez Garcia’s case by the time of publication neither ICE nor Border Patrol responded to requests for comment about her treatment. Nick Oza, azcentral, "A Guatemalan mother is driving from the border to New York to find her separated children," 1 July 2018 Lola lives in Houston and is a great little spokesperson. Tracy Maness, Houston Chronicle, "Lola’s Lucky Day finds Houston dogs homes in Wisconsin," 18 June 2018 Alex Wroblewski/Getty Images State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert is reportedly the leading candidate to become the next US ambassador to the United Nations. Jen Kirby, Vox, "State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert may be the next UN ambassador," 1 Nov. 2018 Sears owns its building, and a company spokesperson was not immediately available to answer questions about its future. Kevin Riordan, Philly.com, "All sales final: N.J.'s 'worst' and 'saddest' shopping mall is going out of business," 9 July 2018 However, Walmart will shut down early at 6 p.m. on Christmas Eve and remained closed on December 25, a spokesperson says. Jessica Leigh Mattern, Country Living, "Here Are Walmart's Christmas Hours, Just in Case You Left Someone off Your List," 12 Dec. 2018 Health spoke to Amesh Adalja, MD, a spokesperson for the Infectious Disease Society of America to find out. Sarah Klein, Health.com, "The Rescued Thai Soccer Team Is Being Monitored For 'Cave Disease' and Other Health Concerns," 10 July 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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