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deskman

[desk-man, -muh n]
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noun, plural desk·men [desk-men, -muh n] /ˈdɛskˌmɛn, -mən/.
  1. Journalism. a member of a newspaper staff who processes news and prepares copy, usually from information telephoned in by reporters.
  2. a person who works at a desk.

Origin of deskman

First recorded in 1890–95; desk + man1
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  • She watched him as he moved away into the crowd, with powerful erect body—the deskman's droop almost gone out of his shoulders.

    Rose of Dutcher's Coolly

    Hamlin Garland

  • I don't believe the deskman finished making assignments when we went over to coffee.

    Warren Commission (12 of 26): Hearings Vol. XII (of 15)

    The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy