a person who speaks for another or for a group.

1970–75; spokes(man) + -person

See -person.
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spokesman, (feminine) spokesperson or (feminine) spokeswoman (ˈspəʊksmən, ˈspəʊksˌpɜːsən, ˈspəʊksˌwʊmən)
n , pl -men, -persons, -people, -women
a person authorized to speak on behalf of another person, group of people, or organization
spokesperson, (feminine) spokesperson or (feminine) spokeswoman
spokeswoman, (feminine) spokesperson or (feminine) spokeswoman

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Example sentences
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.
Spokesperson decision on whether new collaboration and style review are required.
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