from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A person who publicizes favorable interpretations of the words and actions of a public figure, especially a politician.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun a spokesperson for a political party or candidate who tries to forestall negative publicity.
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- noun A person
employedto gloss overa poor public image (or present it in a better light) in business and politics, especially after unfavourableresults have been achieved. A lobbyist; PRperson.
- verb To generate
spin(favourable interpretation or bias).
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- noun 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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From spin + doctor.
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reesetee commented on the word spin doctor
A press or PR officer employed to put a positive "spin" or angle on stories about his/her employer.
October 26, 2007