Definition of publicist noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

publicist

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈpʌblɪsɪst//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpʌblɪsɪst//
 
Professions, Celebrity news, Film people
 
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a person whose job is to make something known to the public, for example a new product, actor, etc. See related entries: Professions, Celebrity news, Film people Word Origin late 18th cent.: from French publiciste, from Latin (jus) publicum ‘public (law)’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: publicist