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 Two men had been involved in an altercation, department spokeswoman Alicia Smiley said at the time, when one man shot the other one. Krista Johnson, The Courier-Journal, 17 June 2022 Interior Department spokeswoman Melissa Schwartz declined to comment on the lawsuit. Katy Stech Ferek, WSJ, 15 June 2022 Their injuries were not life-threatening, said Officer Norma Eisenman, a Los Angeles Police Department spokeswoman. Alex Wigglesworthstaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 11 June 2022 Meanwhile, a Health Department spokeswoman said Arkansas was notified this week that it had been allocated an additional 35,800 vaccine doses for children as young as 6 months old, doubling the state's initial allocation. Andy Davis, Arkansas Online, 11 June 2022 Largo Police Department spokeswoman Megan Santo said in an email that the medical examiner's final report on the death of Sean McGuinness would be finished in about two months. CBS News, 10 June 2022 Officers responded to reports of a person overboard near Fort Washington, south of the Woodrow Wilson Memorial Bridge, at about 6 p.m., according to Lauren Moses, a department spokeswoman. Susan Svrluga, Washington Post, 31 May 2022 Natural Resource Officers were called to the scene just before 2 p.m. Monday, department spokeswoman Stephanie O'Grady said in a release. Brooks Sutherland, The Enquirer, 30 May 2022 About 45 potential officers are attending Cleveland’s police academy, said Jennifer Ciaccia, a department spokeswoman. Olivia Mitchell, cleveland, 26 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of spokeswoman

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 29 Jun. 2022.

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

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: a woman who speaks for or represents someone or something


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