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spokes·man

 (spōks′mən)
n.
A man who speaks on behalf of another or others. See Usage Note at man.

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

spokesman

(ˈspəʊksmən) ,

spokesperson

or feminine

spokeswoman

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

spokes•man

(ˈspoʊks mən)

n., pl. -men.
a person who speaks for another or for a group.
[1510–20]
usage: See -man.

spokesman

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"

spokesman

noun
A person who speaks on behalf of another or others:
Informal: mouthpiece.
Translations
...مُتَحدِّثٌ بِاسْمِناطِق بِلِسان
mluvčí
talsmand
puhemies
glasnogovornik
szóvivő
talsmaîur, formælandi
スポークスマン
대변인
pārstāvisrunātājs
tiskovni predstavnik
talesman
โฆษกชาย
người phát ngôn nam

spokesman

[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

spokesman

[ˈspəʊksmən] nporte-parole m inv

spokesman

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

spokesman

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

spokesman

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

spokesman

...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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We condemn the harassment, arbitrary detention, and attacks on journalists in Sudan who are doing their jobs and exercising their fundamental right to freedom of expression," State Department spokewoman Heather Nauert said in a statement.
A spokewoman said the church was conscious of the unprovoked killing of Llanberis Rector Canon Alun Jones in 1985 by 16-year-old Richard John Dennick, who stabbed the vicar with a long-bladed paper knife.
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Daniel Collins, the former Boeing launch executive who joined ULA at the same time as Gass, is staying on as ULA's chief operating officer, according to ULA spokewoman Jessica Rye.
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A Welsh Government spokewoman accused the Foundation of selective reporting.
The partisan groups who continue to attack this commonsense, popular ballot integrity measure have failed to produce a single Texan who has been or will be prevented from voting," said Lauren Bean, a spokewoman for the attorney general's office.
A 26-year-old man was taken into custody," police spokewoman Katlego Mogale told Reuters.