Dictionary.com

newswoman

[ nooz-woom-uhn, nyooz- ]
/ ˈnuzˌwʊm ən, ˈnyuz- /
Save This Word!
See synonyms for: newswoman / newswomen on Thesaurus.com

noun, plural news·wom·en.
a woman employed to gather news, as for a newspaper, magazine, or radio or television news bureau.
a woman who reports the news on radio or television.
a woman who sells or distributes newspapers, periodicals, etc.
QUIZ
GOOSES. GEESES. I WANT THIS QUIZ ON PLURAL NOUNS!
Test how much you really know about regular and irregular plural nouns with this quiz.
Question 1 of 9
Which of the following nouns has an irregular plural form?

Origin of newswoman

First recorded in 1925–30; news + -woman

usage note for newswoman

See -woman.
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2022

How to use newswoman in a sentence

  • He stopped to buy the paper that the boy on a bicycle was just giving our newswoman.

    Paris Vistas|Helen Davenport Gibbons
  • It had been an unfortunate occurrence, but surely it would be easy enough to find some one more reasonable than the old newswoman.

    Betty's Happy Year|Carolyn Wells

British Dictionary definitions for newswoman

newswoman
/ (ˈnjuːzˌwʊmən) /

noun plural -women
informal a female newsreader or reporterGender-neutral forms: newsreader, reporter
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK