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

Definition of anchorwoman

: a woman who anchors a broadcast

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Recent Examples on the Web Anchorage mayor resigns after TV anchorwoman's threats That replan was challenged before arriving at the Supreme Court. Audrey Mcnamara, CBS News, "Supreme Court allows census count to end October 31, siding with Trump administration," 14 Oct. 2020 Fictionalized anchorwomen come in a couple of models — let’s call them the Murphy Brown and the Corky Sherwood — who represent the dual expectations for women in the role. Amanda Hess, New York Times, "The Sexual Predator’s TV Wife," 23 Dec. 2019 Mary Jo West, Phoenix’s first prime-time anchorwoman, will share her experience of pursuing her passion of musical theater while maintaining her career as a journalist. Monica Urriola, azcentral, "It's all about lessons learned at Arizona Storytellers Project's 'Growing Up' event," 28 Feb. 2020 Hezbollah supporters also targeted Dima Sadek, who resigned last month as an anchorwoman at LBC TV. Washington Post, "Lebanon’s journalists suffer abuse, threats covering unrest," 7 Dec. 2019 The longtime Bay Area anchorwoman knows that a lot of people remember her 1980s KPIX anchor-desk partnership with Dave McElhatton. Peter Hartlaub,, "A tribute to Wendy Tokuda, Dave McElhatton and the golden age of TV news," 13 Dec. 2019 Actors, animators, anchorwomen and technicians are among the many people featured in this delightful volume. John J. Kelly, Detroit Free Press, "Holiday gift guide 2019: The best books that will inspire and delight readers," 7 Dec. 2019 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

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First Known Use of anchorwoman

1969, in the meaning defined above

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“Anchorwoman.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jan. 2021.

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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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