Definition of spokeswoman in US English:



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

    ‘a spokeswoman for the agency said it would not be investigating the case’
    • ‘A spokeswoman confirmed that he would also direct the film.’
    • ‘A spokeswoman for the company said there was little hesitation in accepting this latest project.’
    • ‘A spokeswoman for the agency said the boarding was a "police matter".’
    • ‘Love's spokeswoman declined to give any explanation, offering only that the new release date will be some time in the new year and that the track listing has yet to be completed.’
    • ‘Her ouster led to new complaints and shortly thereafter, a backtracking hotel spokeswoman was quoted as saying, ‘It did not come down to the statements she had said, per se.’’
    • ‘A spokeswoman said a shortage of lean beef in the U.S. is forcing the company's hamburger suppliers to turn to cattle from Australia and New Zealand.’
    • ‘Like Molly, she is an emphatic and convincing spokeswoman for the Iroquois.’
    • ‘The guidelines are "very stringent" said a spokeswoman for the organization.’
    • ‘The spokeswoman did not give details beyond the early 2004 launch date.’
    • ‘A spokeswoman said every government had the right to accept or refuse food aid, "but such a decision will complicate the work of the World Food Programme, which may not be able to respond to all those in need of food".’
    • ‘Frost takes on the role of spokeswoman of her generation with this merry-go-round of tunes.’
    • ‘When these cattle move - even between Canada and the United States - they are not necessarily individually identified, said Mary Beth Lang, a spokeswoman for the Washington State Department of Agriculture.’
    • ‘"The Assembly will also be reviewing the cost of the Bee Inspectorate," said a spokeswoman.’
    • ‘It's distressing to think what the proud African spokeswoman might make of the film.’
    • ‘A spokeswoman suggested that councils would have to apply for a ban on individual crops.’
    • ‘Commenting on the number one moment, a spokeswoman said that it was 'nice to see an iconic figure can stand the test of time'.’
    • ‘‘It doesn't do anything to compromise or jeopardize the pensions of retirees, and we don't believe current pension benefits will be affected either,’ says the spokeswoman.’
    • ‘‘The circumstances of him dropping the suit are as mysterious as the circumstances under which he filed his claim,’ a spokeswoman said.’
    • ‘"The highest level of giver interest is in education," said a spokeswoman.’
    • ‘He fell from a horse while training for his role, breaking several ribs, according to a spokeswoman for the veteran actor.’
    • ‘‘We're pleased to have this additional bid and look forward to a lively auction to bring more value to our creditors,’ the spokeswoman told Reuters.’
    • ‘She was a spokeswoman for African-American women and a political activist.’
    • ‘The highest level of giver interest is in education, said spokeswoman Michelle McGurk.’


Mid 17th century: from spoke + woman, after spokesman.