[ nooz-mey-ker, nyooz- ]
/ ˈnuzˌmeɪ kər, ˈnyuz- /
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a person, thing, or event that is newsworthy:a weekly magazine devoted to stories on newsmakers.
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Let’s start with some etymology: What are the origins of the typographical word “bracket”?
First appeared around 1750, and is related to the French word “braguette” for the name of codpiece armor.
First appeared in 1610, based on the French word “baguette” for the long loaf of bread.
First appeared in 1555, and is related to the French word “raquette” for a netted bat.TAKE THE QUIZ TO FIND OUT
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Example sentences from the Web for newsmaker
Staying in touch with a newsmaker can sometimes lead to a wedding invitation.Gavin Arvizo’s New Beginning: Jackson Abuse Accuser Gets Married at 24|Diane Dimond|December 9, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Their daughter is such a household name across Italy that she was voted a top newsmaker of 2008.