press conference


noun

a prearranged interview with news reporters, held to elicit publicity or, as granted by a dignitary, public official, research scientist, etc., to fulfill a request from the press.

Nearby words

  1. press bed,
  2. press box,
  3. press brake,
  4. press bureau,
  5. press clipping,
  6. press corps,
  7. press cupboard,
  8. press fastener,
  9. press fit,
  10. press gallery

Origin of press conference

First recorded in 1935–40

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British Dictionary definitions for press conference

press conference

noun

an interview for press and television reporters given by a politician, film star, etc
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