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.

Nearby words

  1. newsroom,
  2. newsstand,
  3. newsvendor,
  4. newsweekly,
  5. newswire,
  6. newsworthy,
  7. newswriting,
  8. newsy,
  9. newt,
  10. newton

Origin of newswoman

First recorded in 1925–30; news + -woman

Usage note

See -woman.

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Examples 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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