A spokesman is a representative, someone who speaks for a group. The spokesman of your French club, for example, might announce the date of your bake sale during your school's morning announcements.

You can use the noun spokesman whenever you're talking about an official speaker, a person who communicates information about a company, organization, or other group. It's most common to refer to a man in this position as a spokesman — a more inclusive term for males or females is spokesperson. Spokesman has been around since the 1500's, but spokesperson wasn't first used until the 1970's.

Definitions of spokesman
  1. noun
    a male spokesperson
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    type of:
    interpreter, representative, spokesperson, voice
    an advocate who represents someone else's policy or purpose
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