spokesman

  • 1 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

  • 2 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

  • 3 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

  • 4 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

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

    English terms dictionary

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

    English World dictionary

  • 7 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

  • 8 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

  • 9 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

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

    English dictionary

  • 11 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

  • 12 spokesman — I spokesperson, spokesman, spokeswoman (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. voice, mouthpiece; front, figurehead; representative, go between, proxy, agent, delegate, advocate. See speech. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. spokesperson, spokeswoman,… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 13 spokesman — (= spokeswoman), noun he s the spokesman for our athletics program Syn: spokesperson, representative, agent, mouthpiece, voice, official; informal spin doctor, PR person …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 14 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 …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 15 spokesman — /spohks meuhn/, n., pl. spokesmen. 1. a person who speaks for another or for a group. 2. a public speaker. [1510 20; SPOKE1 (irreg. as n.) + S1 + MAN] Usage. See man. * * * …

    Universalium

  • 16 spokesman — noun One who speaks as the voice of a group of people. Syn: spox, spokesperson …

    Wiktionary

  • 17 spokesman — see spokesperson * * * [ spəʊksmən] see spokesperson …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 18 spokesman — spokes|man [ spouksmən ] noun count *** a male spokesperson …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 19 spokesman — spokes·man || spəʊksmÉ™n n. man who speaks for or on behalf of a person (or company, etc.) …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 20 spokesman n — Someone who makes bicycle wheels is a spokes person …

    English expressions