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war correspondent

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noun
  1. a reporter or commentator assigned to send news or opinions directly from battle areas.
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Origin of war correspondent

An Americanism dating back to 1860–65
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Examples from the Web for war correspondent

Historical Examples

  • Every war-correspondent has his story of experiences in the field.

    Camp-Fire and Cotton-Field

    Thomas W. Knox

  • The speaker was an American war-correspondent “doing” the battle from within the Boer lines.

    Aletta

    Bertram Mitford

  • Richard Dennings: A globe trotter, as a hunter, explorer, and war-correspondent.

    Dramatic Technique

    George Pierce Baker

  • Presently he, clothed in the essential garments of a war-correspondent, was rowed to the sandy beach.

    Wounds in the rain

    Stephen Crane

  • The captain bent down to assist the war-correspondent, who was almost buried under a pile of earth.

    Banzai!

    Ferdinand Heinrich Grautoff


British Dictionary definitions for war correspondent

war correspondent

noun
  1. a journalist who reports on a war from the scene of action
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