[nooz-ey-juh nt, nyooz-]

noun Chiefly British.

Origin of newsagent

First recorded in 1850–55; news + agent Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Contemporary Examples of newsagent

  • A newsagent further down on Nathan Road  told The Daily Beast that he recognized a number of retired cops in the cavalry charge.

  • As an adult she was a “newsagent reader,” leafing through copies at newsstands before buying the more refined Sunday Telegraph.

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    Brits Bid ‘World’ Goodbye

    Sam Bungey

    July 10, 2011

Historical Examples of newsagent

  • I told a horrid fib and said the newsagent had forgotten to leave it.'

    The Explorer

    W. Somerset Maugham

  • He then settled in Nottingham, and commenced business as a printer, bookseller, and newsagent.

    The Pictorial Press

    Mason Jackson

  • The newsagent's clerk, when arranging his wares that morning, had had what he felt to be an unusually bright idea.

    Jane Oglander

    Marie Belloc Lowndes

  • So, with just a little grain of hope, they retraced their steps to the post office, which was also a stationer's and newsagent's.

  • Farley, our newsagent and tobacconist, held me when I went in for an ounce of the usual mild.

British Dictionary definitions for newsagent


US newsdealer (ˈnjuːzˌdiːlə)


a shopkeeper who sells newspapers, stationery, etc
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