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[nooz-man, -muh n, nyooz-]
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noun, plural news·men [nooz-men, -muh n] /ˈnuzˌmɛn, -mən/.
  1. a person employed to gather news, as for a newspaper, magazine, or radio or television news bureau; reporter.
  2. a person who reports the news on radio or television.
  3. a person who sells or distributes newspapers, periodicals, etc.; newsdealer.
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Origin of newsman

First recorded in 1590–1600; news + man1

Usage note

See -man.
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Related Words for newsman

anchor, announcer, columnist, correspondent, cub, interviewer, journalist, newscaster, writer, editor, stringer

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noun plural -men
  1. informal a male newsreader or reporterGender-neutral forms: newsreader, reporter
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