Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A man employed to attend to newspaper advertising, and supply editors with news of changes of program, cast, etc.

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Examples

  • A little pamphlet given away by an American tourist agency and evidently written by an accomplished press-agent gave me the desired information:

    Did you know? Cuautla, Mexico, has the world's oldest railway station building.

  • The conservative sister just got a job as a press-agent for a republican senator and his whole office thinks that she got her job because they slept together.

    Shameless ABC plug | Mind on Fire

  • The thing to do is to be practical and up-to-date, and hire a real paid press-agent for the

    Babbit

  • He was particularly pleasant to the press-agent, Kenneth Escott; he took him to lunch at the Athletic Club and had him at the house for dinner.

    Babbit

  • Chum Frink suggested as part-time press-agent one Kenneth

    Babbit

  • Gazette and he was not (officially) known as a press-agent.

    Babbit

  • And on the side, if he had time, the press-agent might even boost the lessons themselves — do a little advertising for all the Sunday Schools in town, in fact.

    Babbit

  • Mr. Wrenn sat still and frightened, like a shipwrecked professor on a raft with two gamblers and a press-agent, though Nelly was smiling encouragingly at him from the couch where she had started her embroidery — a large Christmas lamp mat for the wife of the

    Our Mr. Wrenn

  • Then he sent for the press-agent, and the fact was duly chronicled.

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  • Some held up their children that all might see clearly what the manager told them in an addition to his speech made without the advice of the press-agent.

    The Loves of Sakura Jiro and the Three Headed Maid

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