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newspaperwoman

[nooz-pey-per-woo m-uh n, nyooz-, noos-, nyoos-]
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noun, plural news·pa·per·wom·en.
  1. a woman employed by a newspaper or wire service as a reporter, writer, editor, etc.
  2. a woman who is the owner or operator of a newspaper or news service.
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Origin of newspaperwoman

First recorded in 1880–85; newspaper + woman

Usage note

See -woman.
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Examples from the Web for newspaperwoman

Historical Examples

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

    Helen in the Editor's Chair

    Ruthe S. Wheeler


British Dictionary definitions for newspaperwoman

newspaperwoman

noun plural -women
  1. a woman who works for a newspaper as a reporter or editor
  2. the female owner or proprietor of a newspaper
  3. a woman who sells newspapers in the street
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