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[nooz-ey-juh nt, nyooz-]
noun Chiefly British.
  1. newsdealer.
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Origin of newsagent

First recorded in 1850–55; news + agent
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Examples from the Web for newsagent

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  • 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)

  1. a shopkeeper who sells newspapers, stationery, etc
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