noun, plural spokes·men.
- spoken for,
- spolia opima
Origin of spokesman
Examples from the Web for spokesman
A spokesman for Lewisham council said last year that it would be forced to act if the family returned to Britain.Britain May Spy on Preschoolers Searching for Potential Jihadis|Nico Hines|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
“I think it is important to say it is too soon to judge success or failure,” said Col. Steven Warren, a Pentagon spokesman.Pentagon Doesn’t Know How Many People It’s Killed in the ISIS War|Nancy A. Youssef|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
He has put flowers on the tomb of John Paul II,” said Vatican spokesman Federico Lombardi, “I think that is enough.
Tom Rust, a spokesman for the House Ethics Committee, declined to comment to The Daily Beast.
The spokesman also said that Ambassador King “did not view the movie and did not have any contact directly with Sony.”Exclusive: Sony Emails Say Studio Exec Picked Kim Jong-Un as the Villain of ‘The Interview’|William Boot|December 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
All bowed in affirmation, supporting the remarks of their spokesman.The White Scalper|Gustave Aimard
Byron was well fitted by birth and temperament to be the spokesman of this fierce discontent.From Chaucer to Tennyson|Henry A. Beers
A tall, naked man, carrying a huge parasol of ostrich-feathers, acted as spokesman for the villagers.The Giraffe Hunters|Mayne Reid
At the council the next day, Jumper acting as spokesman for the Indians expressed these views.Four American Indians|Edson L. Whitney
The elder officer, a grave young man of thirty, was spokesman.Rodman the Keeper|Constance Fenimore Woolson
spokesperson (ˈspəʊksˌpɜːsən) or feminine spokeswoman (ˈspəʊksˌwʊmən)
noun plural -men, -persons, -people or -women
1510s, "an interpreter," 1530s in the sense of "person who speaks for another or others." Irregular formation from spoke, past tense of speak (actually a back-formation from spoken). Spokeswoman is from 1650s; spokesperson is from 1972. Spokesmodel is attested from 1990.