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[nooz-pey-per-man, nyooz-, noos-, nyoos-] /ˈnuzˌpeɪ pərˌmæn, ˈnyuz-, ˈnus-, ˈnyus-/
noun, plural newspapermen.
a person employed by a newspaper or wire service as a reporter, writer, editor, etc.
the owner or operator of a newspaper or news service.
Origin of newspaperman
First recorded in 1800-10; newspaper + -man
Usage note
See -man. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • It was apparent to Trent that he was debating continuing the subject with a newspaperman.

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  • The newspaperman, gazing with awe upon it, felt that terrific force was there.

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  • From the point of view of the newspaperman the Frenchman is the ideal soldier of the world.

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  • No one ever made a newspaperman do what he really didn't want to do.

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  • The newspaperman lay across the table, his head asleep on his arm.

    Gargoyles Ben Hecht
  • And of course that newspaperman said, "My God, I thought he was going to shoot us."

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  • Even if I knew Pat could be the greatest singer in the world I'd rather have him a newspaperman.

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  • They sat drinking, the newspaperman lost in a mysterious excitement that gathered in his voice.

    Gargoyles Ben Hecht
British Dictionary definitions for newspaperman


noun (pl) -men
a man who works for a newspaper as a reporter or editor
the male owner or proprietor of a newspaper
a man who sells newspapers in the street
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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