an·​chor·​wom·​an | \ ˈaŋ-kər-ˌwu̇-mən How to pronounce anchorwoman (audio) \

Definition of anchorwoman

: a woman who anchors a broadcast

Examples of anchorwoman in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The lawsuit claims that while the anchorwomen were marginalized, the station groomed younger women and men whom the plaintiffs say had with similar—albeit younger—appearances and ethnic backgrounds. Corinne Ramey, WSJ, "NY1 Anchorwomen Sue Station for Age, Sex Discrimination," 19 June 2019 The Charter spokeswoman denied that NY1 had groomed younger, similar-looking talent to replace the five anchorwomen. Corinne Ramey, WSJ, "NY1 Anchorwomen Sue Station for Age, Sex Discrimination," 19 June 2019 Mary Bubala, a now former WJZ anchorwoman, lost her job this week following public outrage over her on-air question that many said was racist and sexist. Baltimore Sun Staff,, "Orioles in-game portal: Live updates, everything you need to know during Tuesday's game vs. Blue Jays," 11 June 2019 The anchorwoman received a thank-you letter from the couple for sending them a wedding gift. Lindsey V Thompson, Teen Vogue, "Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's Joint Monogram Has Been Revealed," 27 July 2018 Watch #PermitPatty sob her way through the interview below, and pay extra-close attention to the shady way in which the anchorwoman relays her story. Monique Judge, The Root, "From White Privilege to White Tears: #PermitPatty Sobs That She Really Didn’t Mean for Police to Come," 25 June 2018 WPLG-Channel 10 morning anchorwoman Jacey Birch has filed for divorce against her husband of three years, former Local 10 weatherman Trent Aric. Jose Lambiet, miamiherald, "Channel 10 anchor files for divorce from station's ex-weatherman | Miami Herald," 16 Apr. 2018 NBC News reporter and anchorwoman Jessica Savitch, 36, and New York Post executive Martin Fischbein, 34, died in a car accident in New Hope, Pennsylvania. CBS News, "Today in history: A controversial rape comment and key Civil War battle," 23 Oct. 2017 His new partner is a loutish drunk (Christopher McDonald) with a disillusioned anchorwoman (Jennifer Ehle) for a wife. Robert Abele,, "'Wetlands' is a detective thriller so amateur it's criminal," 14 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of anchorwoman

1969, in the meaning defined above

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“Anchorwoman.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 13 December 2019.

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English Language Learners Definition of anchorwoman

chiefly US : a woman who reads the news and introduces the reports of other broadcasters on a television news program

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