Newshound

newshawk

[nooz-hawk, nyooz-]
noun Informal.
a newspaper reporter, especially one who is energetic and aggressive.
Also called newshound [nooz-hound, nyooz-] .


Origin:
1930–35, Americanism; news + hawk

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newshawk (ˈnjuːzˌhɔːk)
 
n
informal (US), (Canadian) Also called: newshound a newspaper reporter

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newshound definition


  1. n.
    a newspaper reporter who pursues a story with the same diligence used by a bloodhound. : Tell that newshound that I'll sue her if she prints that!
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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