newswoman

[ nooz-woo m-uh n, nyooz- ]
/ ˈnuzˌwʊm ən, ˈnyuz- /

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.

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Origin of newswoman

First recorded in 1925–30; news + -woman

usage note for newswoman

See -woman.
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Example sentences from the Web for newswoman

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

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British Dictionary definitions for newswoman

newswoman
/ (ˈnjuːzˌwʊmən) /

noun plural -women

informal a female newsreader or reporterGender-neutral forms: newsreader, reporter
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