spokesman
noun Etymology: probably irregular from spoke, obsolete past participle of speak Date: 1537 a person who speaks as the representative of another or others often in a professional capacity • spokesmanship noun

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  • Spokesman — Spokes man (sp[=o]ks man), n.; pl. {Spokesmen} ( men). [Speak, spoke + man.] One who speaks for another. [1913 Webster] He shall be thy spokesman unto the people. Ex. iv. 16. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • spokesman — UK US /ˈspəʊksmən/ US  /ˈspoʊks / noun [C] (plural spokesmen) MARKETING ► a man who acts as a spokesperson: »The spokesman repeated the company s claim that it was not to blame for the accident …   Financial and business terms

  • spokesman — I noun advocate, agent, ambassador, attorney, auctor, broker, delegate, deputy, emissary, envoy, go between, interlocutor, mediary, mediator, messenger, mouthpiece, negotiator, patronus, plenipotentiary, prolocutor, representative, speaker,… …   Law dictionary

  • spokesman — 1510s, an interpreter, 1530s in the sense of person who speaks for another or others. Irregular formation from spoke, past tense of SPEAK (Cf. speak) (actually a back formation from spoken). Spokeswoman is from 1650s; spokesperson is from 1972.… …   Etymology dictionary

  • spokesman — (or spokeswoman) ► NOUN ▪ a person who makes statements on behalf of a group …   English terms dictionary

  • spokesman — [spōks′mən] n. pl. spokesmen [spōks′mən] [irregularly formed < SPOKE2] a person who speaks for another or for a group …   English World dictionary

  • spokesman — spokes|man W2 [ˈspəuksmən US ˈspouks ] n plural spokesmen [ mən] [Date: 1500 1600; Origin: Probably from spoke (old past participle of speak) + O=man] a man who has been chosen to speak officially for a group, organization, or government… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Spokesman — A spokesman (spokeswoman or spokesperson) is someone engaged to speak on behalf of others.The term spokesperson , invented to replace the conventional spokesman , is a typical example of a gender neutral neologism.In the present media sensitive… …   Wikipedia

  • spokesman — [[t]spo͟ʊksmən[/t]] ♦♦ spokesmen N COUNT A spokesman is a male spokesperson. A UN spokesman said that the mission will carry 20 tons of relief supplies …   English dictionary

  • spokesman */*/*/ — UK [ˈspəʊksmən] / US [ˈspoʊksmən] noun [countable] Word forms spokesman : singular spokesman plural spokesmen UK [ˈspəʊksmən] / US [ˈspoʊksmən] a male spokesperson …   English dictionary

  • spokesman — Synonyms and related words: adviser, agent, announcer, annunciator, authority, champion, channel, communicant, communicator, connection, debater, declaimer, delegate, demagogue, deputy, enlightener, expert witness, front, front man, go between,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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