spokes·​wom·​an | \ ˈspōks-ˌwu̇-mən How to pronounce spokeswoman (audio) \

Definition of spokeswoman

: a woman who speaks as the representative of another or others often in a professional capacity

Examples of spokeswoman in a Sentence

The company's spokeswoman addressed the reporters.
Recent Examples on the Web Both James Martinez, a spokesman for Wayne County, and Maria Miller, a spokeswoman for the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office, declined to comment. Frank Witsil, Detroit Free Press, "Authorities accused of wrongly seizing thousands of cars in Wayne County," 5 Feb. 2020 The retailer is planning to close offices in San Francisco that handle tech functions, shifting those tasks to offices in New York and Atlanta, according to CNBC which cited a company spokeswoman. Charisse Jones, USA TODAY, "Macy's will cut jobs as it closes San Francisco offices, reports say," 4 Feb. 2020 Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of Public Affairs Heather Swift tells us that the department has filled several key jobs at the agency, especially for strategic communications, in recent weeks, including two Spanish speaking spokeswomen. Paul Bedard, Washington Examiner, "Homeland Security beefs up communications team," 3 Feb. 2020 In early 2017, Whelan left Kelly Services and began to work for BorgWarner as head of global security, said company spokeswoman Kathy Graham. Kristen Jordan Shamus, Freep.com, "Paul Whelan and family continue to fight a year after he's accused of spying in Russia," 22 Jan. 2020 While most were expected to be restored later in the day, some in areas of Arkansas and Mississippi with extensive damage might take longer, said spokeswoman Lee Sabatini. Washington Post, "Recovery begins after storms kill 11 in Midwest, South," 13 Jan. 2020 Kim O'Brien, spokeswoman for Dairy Farmers of America, said the Stremicks labels are being updated. jsonline.com, "Americans love soda, fancy water and fake milk. Can the dairy industry keep up?," 7 Jan. 2020 Mercedes Fortune, a spokeswoman for the Police Department, said. Uriel J. Garcia, AZCentral.com, "After record high in 2018, Phoenix police shootings fall dramatically in 2019 under public scrutiny," 30 Dec. 2019 Employers won’t hire as many people or cut back on workers’ hours, said Edie Ousley, spokeswoman. Marcia Heroux Pounds, sun-sentinel.com, "Raise Florida’s minimum wage to $15 an hour? Here’s who gains and who loses," 12 Dec. 2019

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1569, in the meaning defined above

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“Spokeswoman.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spokeswoman. Accessed 18 Feb. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of spokeswoman

: a woman who speaks for or represents someone or something


spokes·​wom·​an | \ ˈspōks-ˌwu̇-mən How to pronounce spokeswoman (audio) \
plural spokeswomen\ -​ˌwi-​mən \

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