an·​chor·​wom·​an ˈaŋ-kər-ˌwu̇-mən How to pronounce anchorwoman (audio)
: a woman who anchors a broadcast

Examples of anchorwoman in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As a candidate, the former Fox TV anchorwoman was all in on former President Trump and his Big Lie about the 2020 election being stolen. Mark Z. Barabak, Los Angeles Times, 28 June 2023 Katie Couric has been a household name for decades as a famed anchorwoman. Emily St. Martin, Peoplemag, 23 June 2023 Along with co-creating and co-hosting The View, Walters was the first female co-host of the Today show and the first evening news anchorwoman in broadcast history. Jackie Strause, The Hollywood Reporter, 3 Jan. 2023 During her iconic career, the trailblazing broadcast journalist became the first female co-host of the Today show, the first evening news anchorwoman, and a co-creator/co-host of The View. Mitchell Peters, Billboard, 31 Dec. 2022 Walters, the first female co-host of the Today show, the first evening news anchorwoman in broadcast history and a co-creator and co-host of The View, died Friday evening at her home in New York, ABC News announced. Mike Barnes, The Hollywood Reporter, 30 Dec. 2022 Ego Nwodim’s anchorwoman was confused—as, likely, was much of the audience. Amanda Wicks, The Atlantic, 9 Oct. 2022 He was deeply impressed by the Russian news Channel One protest by editor Marina Ovsyannikova, who held a handwritten sign behind an anchorwoman’s head during a 9 p.m. broadcast. Diane Bell Columnist, San Diego Union-Tribune, 19 Mar. 2022 This new episode revisits the mystery of Jodi Huisentruit, a young anchorwoman who vanished from her Iowa home in 1995. Ed Stockly, Los Angeles Times, 28 Jan. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1969, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of anchorwoman was in 1969

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“Anchorwoman.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Dec. 2023.

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an·​chor·​wom·​an -ˌwu̇m-ən How to pronounce anchorwoman (audio)
: a woman who competes or is placed last
: an anchorperson who is a woman

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