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Date: 1500-1600
Origin: Probably from spoke (old past participle of speak) + O=man

spokesman

noun
     
spokes‧man W2 plural spokesmen [countable]
a man who has been chosen to speak officially for a group, organization, or government [↪ spokesperson]:
a White House spokesman
spokesman for
a spokesman for the victims' families

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