press agent

or pressagent

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  1. a person employed to promote the interests of an individual, organization, etc., by obtaining favorable publicity through advertisements, mentions in columns, and the like.

Origin of press agent

First recorded in 1880–85

Words Nearby press agent Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use press agent in a sentence

  • And suddenly she had met Josh Nebbins, press-agent for a local theater.

    The Salamander | Owen Johnson
  • From now on you're going to be my press-agent—I mean Doctor Gilman's press-agent.

    The Red Cross Girl | Richard Harding Davis
  • It was to be, in the expansive language of the press agent, "a cultured audience made up of the élite of the community."

    The Daughter of Anderson Crow | George Barr McCutcheon

British Dictionary definitions for press agent

press agent

  1. a person employed to obtain favourable publicity, such as notices in newspapers, for an organization, actor, etc: Abbreviation: PA

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