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A man who speaks on behalf of another or others. See Usage Note at man.

[Probably spoke, past participle of speak + man.]


(ˈspəʊksmən) ,


or feminine


n, pl -men, -persons, -people or -women
a person authorized to speak on behalf of another person, group of people, or organization


(ˈspoʊks mən)

n., pl. -men.
a person who speaks for another or for a group.
usage: See -man.


1. 'spokesman'

A spokesman is someone who is asked to speak as the representative of an organization or group of people.

A spokesman for the school said the expulsions were a precautionary measure.
'We regret the heavy loss of life and call upon all involved to show respect for the rule of law,' a White House spokesman said.
2. 'spokeswoman'

In the past, spokesman was used to refer to both men and women, but it is now hardly ever used to refer to women. A female representative is now usually referred to as a spokeswoman.

A spokeswoman said official grant figures might need to be revised.
A police spokeswoman said 'This man is extremely dangerous.'
3. 'spokesperson'

Spokesperson is a fairly new word which can refer to either a man or a woman.

A spokesperson for the regime said that there was an explosion in an ammunition depot.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.spokesman - a male spokespersonspokesman - a male spokesperson      
spokesperson, representative, interpreter, voice - an advocate who represents someone else's policy or purpose; "the meeting was attended by spokespersons for all the major organs of government"


A person who speaks on behalf of another or others:
Informal: mouthpiece.
...مُتَحدِّثٌ بِاسْمِناطِق بِلِسان
talsmaîur, formælandi
tiskovni predstavnik
người phát ngôn nam


[ˈspəʊksmən] N (spokesmen (pl)) → portavoz mf, vocero mf (LAm)
to act as spokesman forhablar en nombre de
they made him spokesmanlo eligieron para hablar en su nombre


[ˈspəʊksmən] nporte-parole m inv


n pl <-men> → Sprecher m; to act as (a) spokesman for a groupals Sprecher einer Gruppe auftreten


[ˈspəʊksmən] n (-men (pl)) → portavoce m inv


(ˈspəuksmən) feminine ˈspokeswoman noun
a person who speaks on behalf of a group of others. Who is the spokesman for your party?


...مُتَحدِّثٌ بِاسْمِ mluvčí talsmand Sprecher εκπρόσωπος τύπου portavoz puhemies porte-parole glasnogovornik portavoce スポークスマン 대변인 woordvoerder talsmann rzecznik porta-voz представитель talesman โฆษกชาย sözcü người phát ngôn nam 发言人
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