Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A man who speaks on behalf of another or others. See Usage Note at man.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. One who speaks as the voice of a group of people.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who speaks for another.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who speaks for another or others; an advocate; a representative.
  • n. One who or that which speaks; one who is able to speak.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a male spokesperson

Etymologies

Probably spoke, past participle of speak + man.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From spoke, past participle of speak + man (Wiktionary)

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