Definition of newsie in English:


Syllabification: news·ie
Pronunciation: /ˈn(y)o͞ozē


(also newsy) (plural newsies) informal
  • 1A reporter.
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    • For Seattleites, the top story (at least on the radio) is local newsies reporting on their own presence at the investigation scene in Tacoma, where a tree trunk used for target practice was hauled away yesterday.
    • Take Bloggers and other newsies in North America and you could bury the other shows with ratings.
    • Bill Pullman is the film's one pleasant surprise, nicely underplaying reporter and newsie advocate Bryan Denton and providing the film's few precious moments of calm.
  • 1.1A person who sells or delivers newspapers.
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    • She dashed in that direction, stumbling over people's feet and nearly knocking over a stack of newspapers that some local newsie was selling.
    • When they entered it was full of cold wet newsies trying to get warmed up.
    • They attacked the street trades for nearly opposite reasons: children who worked on the streets as newsies, bootblacks, peddlers or messengers were given too much freedom and stimulation.

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