[nooz-kast, -kahst, nyooz-]


a broadcast of news on radio or television.

Origin of newscast

First recorded in 1925–30; news + (broad)cast
Related formsnews·cast·er, nounnews·cast·ing, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for newscaster

announcer, commentator, anchor, reporter

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British Dictionary definitions for newscaster



a radio or television broadcast of the news
Derived Formsnewscaster, noun

Word Origin for newscast

C20: from news + (broad) cast
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Word Origin and History for newscaster



1930, from news + -cast, from broadcast.

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