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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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  • The crowd dispersed and the newspapermen, returning the next day, met only with another disappointment.

    Aircraft and Submarines Willis J. Abbot.
  • newspapermen were waiting there for him, and the sheriff did not dislike publicity.

    Black Star's Campaign Johnston McCulley
  • But we've got to be prepared for anything, especially with these New York newspapermen on the trail.

    Mrs. Balfame Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
  • That banquet will live in the memory of Kansas newspapermen.

    Tramping on Life Harry Kemp
  • It was just that newspapermen developed a high order of frustration in the face of a mystery.

  • In fact, there was two newspapermen, but one got out at the scene where Officer Tippit was killed.

    Warren Commission (7 of 26): Hearings Vol. VII (of 15) The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
  • By the time the first group of newspapermen and scientists had reached the farm, another phenomenon was plainly observable.

  • The news media in the hallways, and danger of removing Lee Harvey Oswald through the mass of newspapermen.

    Warren Commission (7 of 26): Hearings Vol. VII (of 15) The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
  • The newspapermen chuckled at the joke as they accepted the free papers.

    Swamp Island Mildred A. Wirt
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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