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[spohks-pur-suh n] /ˈspoʊksˌpɜr sən/
a person who speaks for another or for a group.
Origin of spokesperson
1970-75; spokes(man) + -person
Usage note
See -person. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Then go around the room having a spokesperson for each group present their answer.
  • The board spokesperson didn't express any opinion about the parent's vote.
  • The spokesperson gives your organization human form.
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  • A spokesperson for major said his political future is behind him.
British Dictionary definitions for spokesperson


noun (pl) -men, -persons, -people, -women
a person authorized to speak on behalf of another person, group of people, or organization
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