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[nooz-kast, -kahst, nyooz-] /ˈnuzˌkæst, -ˌkɑst, ˈnyuz-/
a broadcast of news on radio or television.
Origin of newscast
1925-30; news + (broad)cast
Related forms
newscaster, noun
newscasting, noun Unabridged
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  • Jill had eaten a substantial part of the porcupine while the newscast was on.

    Operation Terror William Fitzgerald Jenkins
  • Another city was being devastated by the enemy; that Danny got from the newscast.

    The Hammer of Thor Charles Willard Diffin
  • But there isn't a word of truth in that statement you just heard on the Herald-Guardian newscast.

    The Cosmic Computer Henry Beam Piper
  • Only four hours had passed since the newscast; why, that seemed like months, ago, now.

    The Cosmic Computer Henry Beam Piper
  • Paul met Barker after seeing the newscast of Morgan's revivalist type appeal for a caravan of protest against the Base.

    Human Error Raymond F. Jones
British Dictionary definitions for newscast


a radio or television broadcast of the news
Derived Forms
newscaster, noun
Word Origin
C20: from news + (broad)cast
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Word Origin and History for newscast

1930, from news + -cast, from broadcast.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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