spokes·​wom·​an | \ˈspōks-ˌwu̇-mən \

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.

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An Amazon spokeswoman said the policy is intended to help reduce customer confusion. Jason Del Rey, Recode, "An Amazon revolt could be brewing as the tech giant exerts more control over brands," 29 Nov. 2018 Reached by email, an Uber spokeswoman didn't dispute the details in the BI report. Timothy B. Lee, Ars Technica, "Report: Uber self-driving team was preparing for CEO demo before fatal crash," 20 Nov. 2018 Tabak, the mayor's spokeswoman, did not immediately respond to a question asking if Barrett will name another replacement for Cabrera before the August election. Ashley Luthern, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Hearings set for 2 of Mayor Tom Barrett's Fire and Police Commission picks; 1 drops out," 12 July 2018 Stripe spokeswoman Kelly Sims declined to comment, pointing to the company’s previous statements in opposition to Prop C. Sign up for our Recode Daily newsletter to get the top tech and business news stories delivered to your inbox. Shirin Ghaffary, Recode, "San Francisco’s Prop C homelessness tax was a big win for Marc Benioff, but legal challenges may be coming," 8 Nov. 2018 In the less than 24 hours since her post, over 105,000 new people have registered to vote on Vote.org, a spokeswoman for the website told the The Washington Post today. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Taylor Swift's Political Post Was Followed by a Huge Surge in Voter Registration," 9 Oct. 2018 Penn Lee, the spokeswoman for the town of Humboldt, said grief counselors are available. Fox News, "Crash of hockey team's bus leaves at least 15 dead, town devastated," 2 Oct. 2018 While the procedure left her with a black eye, Melanie's spokeswoman Robin Baum said it was done early enough to prevent further complications. Temi Adebowale, Good Housekeeping, "Melanie Griffith Makes Plea to Fans After Revealing "Final Stage" to Remove Skin Cancer," 27 Aug. 2018 But as Carol Goodrich, a spokeswoman for the company said, Johnson & Johnson plans to appeal the verdicts. Sarah Kinonen, Allure, "Johnson & Johnson Was Ordered to Pay a Record-Setting Verdict [Update]," 16 July 2018

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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 \
plural spokeswomen\-​ˌwi-​mən \

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