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newspaperman

[nooz-pey-per-man, nyooz-, noos-, nyoos-]
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noun, plural news·pa·per·men.
  1. a person employed by a newspaper or wire service as a reporter, writer, editor, etc.
  2. the owner or operator of a newspaper or news service.

Origin of newspaperman

First recorded in 1800–10; newspaper + -man

Usage note

See -man.
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Examples from the Web for newspapermen

Contemporary Examples

Historical Examples

  • Dr. Mathieson and the newspapermen will be along any minute, sir?

    The Monster

    S. M. Tenneshaw

  • Remember back in the Twenties, when the newspapermen talked about a scoop?

    By Proxy

    Gordon Randall Garrett

  • Behind him the room was crowded with newspapermen and photographers.

    Hellhounds of the Cosmos

    Clifford Donald Simak

  • His landlady lodged other newspapermen, and was used to their vagaries.

    A Man to His Mate

    J. Allan Dunn

  • Newspapermen were waiting there for him, and the sheriff did not dislike publicity.

    Black Star's Campaign

    Johnston McCulley


British Dictionary definitions for newspapermen

newspaperman

noun plural -men
  1. a man who works for a newspaper as a reporter or editor
  2. the male owner or proprietor of a newspaper
  3. a man who sells newspapers in the street
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