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press agent

or pressagent

a person employed to promote the interests of an individual, organization, etc., by obtaining favorable publicity through advertisements, mentions in columns, and the like.
Origin of press agent
1880-85 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the Web for press-agent
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  • From now on you're going to be my press-agent—I mean Doctor Gilman's press-agent.

    The Red Cross Girl Richard Harding Davis
  • Everybody must "moral-crusade," "agitate," "press-agent," play politics.

    The Behavior of Crowds Everett Dean Martin
  • We editorialize and press-agent ourselves in our inmost musings.

    The Behavior of Crowds Everett Dean Martin
  • Still, his reply was only that his relative was born for a press-agent clearly.

    Angela's Business Henry Sydnor Harrison
  • We have a press-agent, but for all the good he does he might be back on the old farm, gathering in the hay.

    The Man Upstairs P. G. Wodehouse
  • It is amazing how gullibly the public bites at the press-agent's worm.

    My Actor-Husband Anonymous
  • The historian and the press-agent were the inventions of later days.

    Time Telling through the Ages Harry Chase Brearley
  • And suddenly she had met Josh Nebbins, press-agent for a local theater.

    The Salamander Owen Johnson
  • I unleash the press-agent, and off he shoots, in time to get the story into the evening paper.

    The Man Upstairs P. G. Wodehouse
  • He had friends on the Press and the Gazette and he was not (officially) known as a press-agent.

    Babbitt Sinclair Lewis
British Dictionary definitions for press-agent

press agent

a person employed to obtain favourable publicity, such as notices in newspapers, for an organization, actor, etc PA
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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