[nooz-ven-der, nyooz-]

noun Chiefly British.

a person who sells newspapers or periodicals.

Origin of newsvendor

First recorded in 1825–35; news + vendor Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for newsvendor

Historical Examples of newsvendor

  • I will say newsvendor if that will be better—one cannot be too particular—Aged—?

    The Perpetual Curate

    Mrs [Margaret] Oliphant

  • Before getting into the train, I observed a newsvendor on the platform.

  • The boy of fifteen was editor, compositor, and newsvendor in one.

  • I could be a newsvendor no longer: for the want of capital to invest in the business.

    Lost Lenore

    Charles Beach

  • He stopped at a newsvendor, dropped in a coin, and waited for the reproducing mechanism to turn out a fresh paper.

    Anything You Can Do ...

    Gordon Randall Garrett