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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. 2017.
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  • 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
  • Policemen, firemen and newspapermen viewed the scene with interest.

    The Triumph of Virginia Dale John Francis, Jr.
  • The newspapermen chuckled at the joke as they accepted the free papers.

    Swamp Island Mildred A. Wirt
  • He's very sensitive, and he doesn't like newspapermen anyhow.

    Twelve Men Theodore Dreiser
  • That banquet will live in the memory of Kansas newspapermen.

    Tramping on Life Harry Kemp
British Dictionary definitions for newspapermen


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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