[nooz-pey-per-man, nyooz-, noos-, nyoos-]

noun, plural news·pa·per·men.

a person employed by a newspaper or wire service as a reporter, writer, editor, etc.
the owner or operator of a newspaper or news service.

Origin of newspaperman

First recorded in 1800–10; newspaper + -man

Usage note

See -man. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for newspaperman

proofreader, copyreader, newspaperwoman, copyholder, reviser, deskman

Examples from the Web for newspaperman

Contemporary Examples of newspaperman

Historical Examples of newspaperman

  • It was apparent to Trent that he was debating continuing the subject with a newspaperman.

    The Monster

    S. M. Tenneshaw

  • The newspaperman, gazing with awe upon it, felt that terrific force was there.

    Hellhounds of the Cosmos

    Clifford Donald Simak

  • From the point of view of the newspaperman the Frenchman is the ideal soldier of the world.

    The A.E.F.

    Heywood Broun

  • No one ever made a newspaperman do what he really didn't want to do.

    Cue for Quiet

    Thomas L. Sherred

  • The newspaperman lay across the table, his head asleep on his arm.


    Ben Hecht

British Dictionary definitions for newspaperman


noun plural -men

a man who works for a newspaper as a reporter or editor
the male owner or proprietor of a newspaper
a man who sells newspapers in the street
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