newshound

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

news +‎ hound

Noun[edit]

newshound (plural newshounds)

  1. (informal) An investigative reporter.
    • 1967, Ivan Terence Sanderson, Uninvited Visitors
      I recently received a firsthand report from an old friend — John A. Keel — who until last year was as skeptical a newshound as I have known.
    • 1977, New York Magazine
      "You could, of course, have a prepared statement and when a newshound knocked at the door you could slide it out to him," said the journalist.
    • 2007, David Talbot, Brothers: The Hidden History of the Kennedy Years
      "I've always been a newshound and I was glued to the TV set on November 22," he recalled.
    • 2013 August 10, Lexington, “Keeping the mighty honest”, in The Economist, volume 408, number 8848:
      The [Washington] Post's proprietor through those turbulent [Watergate] days, Katharine Graham, held a double place in Washington’s hierarchy: at once regal Georgetown hostess and scrappy newshound, ready to hold the establishment to account.