[ nooz-pey-per-woo m-uh n, nyooz-, noos-, nyoos- ]
/ ˈnuzˌpeɪ pərˌwʊm ən, ˈnyuz-, ˈnus-, ˈnyus- /

noun, plural news·pa·per·wom·en.

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

Origin of newspaperwoman

First recorded in 1880–85; newspaper + woman

Usage note

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

Examples from the Web for newspaperwoman

  • The smell of grease, paint and powder faded and she was a newspaperwoman again—the editor of the Herald.

British Dictionary definitions for newspaperwoman


/ (ˈnjuːzˌpeɪpəˌwʊmən) /

noun plural -women

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