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[nooz-hawk, nyooz-]
noun Informal.
  1. a newspaper reporter, especially one who is energetic and aggressive.
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Origin of newshawk

An Americanism dating back to 1930–35; news + hawk1
Also called news·hound [nooz-hound, nyooz-] /ˈnuzˌhaʊnd, ˈnyuz-/.
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  • This should have satisfied any newshawk, but Bundy's nose still itched.

    The Galaxy Primes

    Edward Elmer Smith

British Dictionary definitions for newshawk


  1. US and Canadian informal a newspaper reporterAlso called: newshound (ˈnjuːzˌhaʊnd)
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