Definition of newsie in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈn(y)o͞ozē/


(also newsy) (plural newsies) informal
1A reporter.
Example sentences
  • 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.
Example sentences
  • 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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Syllabification: news·ie

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