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[nooz-ey-juh nt, nyooz-] /ˈnuzˌeɪ dʒənt, ˈnyuz-/
noun, Chiefly British.
Origin of newsagent
First recorded in 1850-55; news + agent Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • I told a horrid fib and said the newsagent had forgotten to leave it.'

    The Explorer W. Somerset Maugham
  • He then settled in Nottingham, and commenced business as a printer, bookseller, and newsagent.

    The Pictorial Press Mason Jackson
  • The newsagent's clerk, when arranging his wares that morning, had had what he felt to be an unusually bright idea.

    Jane Oglander

    Marie Belloc Lowndes
  • So, with just a little grain of hope, they retraced their steps to the post office, which was also a stationer's and newsagent's.

    A Popular Schoolgirl

    Angela Brazil
  • Farley, our newsagent and tobacconist, held me when I went in for an ounce of the usual mild.

  • He inherited from his father a newsagent's business, to which he steadily adhered up to his death, "in his 73rd year."

British Dictionary definitions for newsagent


a shopkeeper who sells newspapers, stationery, etc
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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