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press agent

or pressagent

a person employed to promote the interests of an individual, organization, etc., by obtaining favorable publicity through advertisements, mentions in columns, and the like.
Origin of press agent
First recorded in 1880-85 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • I don't quite know what a press agent is; but I'm sure I never had any.

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  • He said he was glad that his press agent daughter had taken me 'round and opened my eyes.

    The Harbor Ernest Poole
  • The press agent looked at him reproachfully, but agreed with the proposition.

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  • "But you give your advertised performances just the same," said the press agent.

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  • “That press agent hates me,” said Harvey, showing where his had been.

    What's-His-Name George Barr McCutcheon
  • He had evidently been reading what the press agent had stuffed into the newspapers.

  • The press agent of the Hyperfilm Company had written everything.

    We Can't Have Everything Rupert Hughes
British Dictionary definitions for press agent

press agent

a person employed to obtain favourable publicity, such as notices in newspapers, for an organization, actor, etc PA
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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