[nooz-woo m-uh n, nyooz-]
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noun, plural news·wom·en.
  1. a woman employed to gather news, as for a newspaper, magazine, or radio or television news bureau.
  2. a woman who reports the news on radio or television.
  3. a woman who sells or distributes newspapers, periodicals, etc.

Origin of newswoman

First recorded in 1925–30; news + -woman

Usage note

See -woman. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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Historical Examples of newswoman

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

    Paris Vistas

    Helen Davenport Gibbons

British Dictionary definitions for newswoman


noun plural -women
  1. informal a female newsreader or reporterGender-neutral forms: newsreader, reporter
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