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spokesman

[ spohks-muhn ]
/ ˈspoʊks mən /
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noun, plural spokes·men.

a person who speaks for another or for a group.
a public speaker.

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Origin of spokesman

1510–20; spoke1 (irregular as noun) + 's1 + -man

usage note for spokesman

See -man.
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spokesman

spokesperson (ˈspəʊksˌpɜːsən) or feminine spokeswoman (ˈspəʊksˌwʊmən)

/ (ˈspəʊksmən) /

noun plural -men, -persons, -people or -women

a person authorized to speak on behalf of another person, group of people, or organization
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