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

  • n. Slang A person who publicizes favorable interpretations of the words and actions of a public figure, especially a politican.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A person employed to gloss over a poor public image (or present it in a better light) in business and politics, especially after unfavourable results have been achieved. A lobbyist; PR person.
  • v. To generate spin (favourable interpretation or bias).

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a spokesperson for a political party or candidate who tries to forestall negative publicity.

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

  • n. a public relations person who tries to forestall negative publicity by publicizing a favorable interpretation of the words or actions of a company or political party or famous person


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  • A press or PR officer employed to put a positive "spin" or angle on stories about his/her employer.

    October 26, 2007