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publicity man


someone employed to arrange publicity (for a firm or a public figure)


person noun (people)


publicity men

Original source:

Princeton WordNet


PR man | press agent | public relations man | P.A. [acronym] | PA [acronym]

Definition references

Collins Dictionary:

press agent

a person employed to obtain favourable publicity, such as notices in newspapers, for an organization, actor, etc PA (18 of 332 words, 5 usage examples)



Press agent | flack

a professional publicist who acts on behalf of his or her client on all matters involving public relations. Press agents are typically employed by public personalities and organizations such as performers and businesses. A press agent will provide ... (38 of 129 words)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Press agent

Macmillan British Dictionary:

press agent [countable] | press agents [plural]

someone whose job is to give news and photographs of a particular person or organization to newspaper, television, or radio companies (21 of 50 words)



press agent | press-agent [verb, related] | press-agentry [noun, related]

an agent employed to establish and maintain good public relations through publicity (12 of 46 words, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/press agent

Oxford Dictionary:

press agent | press officer [British]

a person employed to organize advertising and media publicity on behalf of an individual or organization (16 of 41 words)


Random House Dictionary:

press agent | pressagent

a person employed to promote the interests of an individual, organization, etc., by obtaining favorable publicity through advertisements, mentions in ... (20 of 27 words)



press agent | press agents [plural]

A person who organizes the publicity for a firm or organization, and acts as an intermediary with the press and other media (22 of 23 words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/press agent

New World Dictionary:

press agent [United States] | press-agentry

a person whose business is to get publicity in the news media for a person or organization (17 of 20 words)


American Heritage Dictionary:

press agent | press agentry [noun, related]

A person employed to arrange advertising and publicity, as for a performer or business. (14 of 18 words)


Britannica Encyclopedia:

Palestinian Authority | PA [abbreviation] | Palestinian National Authority [formal]

Palestinian Authority Arabic al-Sulṭah al-Waṭaniyyah al-Filasṭīniyyah, governing body of the emerging Palestinian autonomous regions of the West Bank ... (18 of 507 words)


Columbia Encyclopedia:

physician assistant | PA [abbreviation]

health-care professional who provides patient services ranging from taking medical histories and doing physical examinations to performing minor ... (18 of 95 words)


Cambridge Dictionary:

PA [entry 3, British, abbreviation]

personal assistant: someone whose job is helping someone in a higher position, especially writing letters, arranging meetings, and making telephone ... (20 of 40 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/pa 3

PA [entry 4, abbreviation] | PA system

public address system (equipment for making sound, especially someone's voice, louder in a public place) (15 of 43 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/pa 4

Encarta Dictionary:

press agent | press agents [plural] | press agentry [noun, derived]

a promoter who contacts, liaises with, and gives information to the press on behalf of a client (17 of 34 words)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861737121​/definition​.html  [offline]

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