Definition of spokesman in English:

spokesman

noun

  • A person who makes statements on behalf of a group or individual.

    ‘a spokesman for Greenpeace’
    • ‘He has gradually been emerging as a spokesman for peace, justice and sharing.’
    • ‘Soon, he became the chief spokesman for the Palestinian cause in the United States.’
    • ‘The spokesman's voice is distorted by the cheap amplification system.’
    • ‘He had been an influential spokesman of the left since the 1950s, but his reputation suffered greatly in the run-up to the winter of discontent.’
    • ‘I heard the spokesman say: ‘We have isolated pockets where we are encountering problems.’’
    • ‘I have never offered myself as a spokesman or representative of any group, nor have I put myself into any ‘iconic role.’’
    • ‘Social reformers and labor spokesmen promoted ‘industrial democracy’ - extending workers an authentic voice on the shop floor - as a panacea.’
    • ‘Instead, the band became more accessible but no less accomplished, and shot to the top as the spokesmen for a new, laid back generation.’
    • ‘Indian spokesmen repeatedly reiterated the fact that their country was not going to develop nuclear weapons.’
    • ‘He presented himself as an honest and virtuous man, a spokesman for the outsiders in society.’
    • ‘This, the music spokesmen argue, is tantamount to theft.’
    • ‘While the ‘obesity’ rate as characterized by government spokesmen has been increasing dramatically, the average life expectancy has done nothing but increase as well.’
    • ‘The owners or their spokesmen visit the farms to evict the tenants.’
    • ‘Industry spokesmen blamed the crisis on shortages of investment capital and excessive labor costs.’
    • ‘His energetic film sports well over two dozen interviews with spokesmen from the industry and performers.’
    • ‘As negotiations broke down, the need for planning resulted in the appointment of spokesmen.’
    • ‘He needed to be not just a spokesman, but a symbol.’
    • ‘Shortly after bidding ended, spokesmen for the two groups announced that the house ownership was officially transferred to the National Trust.’
    • ‘He has become one of the oil industry's most influential spokesmen on the touchy political issue of global warming.’
    spokesperson, representative, agent, mouthpiece, voice, frontman, spokeswoman
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Origin

Early 16th century: formed irregularly from spoke, on the pattern of words such as craftsman.

Pronunciation

spokesman

/ˈspəʊksmən/