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newspaperwoman

[nooz-pey-per-woo m-uh n, nyooz-, noos-, nyoos-] /ˈnuzˌpeɪ pərˌwʊm ən, ˈnyuz-, ˈnus-, ˈnyus-/
noun, plural newspaperwomen.
1.
a woman employed by a newspaper or wire service as a reporter, writer, editor, etc.
2.
a woman who is the owner or operator of a newspaper or news service.
Origin of newspaperwoman
1880-1885
First recorded in 1880-85; newspaper + woman
Usage note
See -woman.
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  • The smell of grease, paint and powder faded and she was a newspaperwoman again—the editor of the Herald.

    Helen in the Editor's Chair

    Ruthe S. Wheeler
British Dictionary definitions for newspaperwoman

newspaperwoman

/ˈnjuːzˌpeɪpəˌwʊmən/
noun (pl) -women
1.
a woman who works for a newspaper as a reporter or editor
2.
the female owner or proprietor of a newspaper
3.
a woman who sells newspapers in the street
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