advance man

advance man
noun Date: 1906 an employee who makes arrangements and handles publicity in advance of an appearance or engagement by the employer (as a political candidate or a circus)

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • advance man — advance′ man or ad•vance′man n. cvb a person hired to publicize the coming of a notable figure or a performing group and often to schedule appearances, make security arrangements, etc • Etymology: 1925–30 …   From formal English to slang

  • advance man — noun : an aide (as of a political candidate) who makes a security check or handles publicity in advance of personal appearances by his employer * * * adˈvance man 7 [advance man] noun (especially NAmE) a person who is sent to a place to make… …   Useful english dictionary

  • advance man — advance (def. 27b). Also, advanceman. [1925 30] * * * …   Universalium

  • advance man — noun A male advance person …   Wiktionary

  • Advance Man —    see Advance agent …   The Historical Dictionary of the American Theater

  • advance man — (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) n. publicist, press agent …   English dictionary for students

  • advance man — /əd vɑ:ns mæn/ noun US a person who publicizes a performance and sells tickets for it before the performers arrive …   Marketing dictionary in english

  • Advance agent — or Advance Man    Traveling ahead of a touring company, the advance agent or working agent, later called press agent, would oversee any special arrangements contracted with the theatre manager, consult with the local bill posting business on the… …   The Historical Dictionary of the American Theater

  • advance agent — noun also advance man : a business representative (as of a theatrical company or a lecturer) who travels ahead in order to make necessary arrangements for the public appearance of his employer * * * advance agent, = advance man. (Cf. ↑advance… …   Useful english dictionary

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