[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

Examples from the Web for newspapermen

Contemporary Examples of newspapermen

  • He profited a great deal from knowing how to keep the reporters on his side, supplying the newspapermen with great material.

    The Daily Beast logo
    When New York City Hit Its Stride

    Allen Barra

    July 17, 2014

Historical Examples of newspapermen

  • Dr. Mathieson and the newspapermen will be along any minute, sir?

    The Monster

    S. M. Tenneshaw

  • Remember back in the Twenties, when the newspapermen talked about a scoop?

    By Proxy

    Gordon Randall Garrett

  • Behind him the room was crowded with newspapermen and photographers.

    Hellhounds of the Cosmos

    Clifford Donald Simak

  • His landlady lodged other newspapermen, and was used to their vagaries.

    A Man to His Mate

    J. Allan Dunn

  • Newspapermen were waiting there for him, and the sheriff did not dislike publicity.

    Black Star's Campaign

    Johnston McCulley

British Dictionary definitions for newspapermen


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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