as·​sem·​bly·​man ə-ˈsem-blē-mən How to pronounce assemblyman (audio)
: a member of an assembly

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Tahanie Aboushi is a civil rights lawyer, while Dan Quart is a state assemblyman. Arick Wierson And Bradley Honan, CNN, 20 June 2021 Menjivar’s opponent was fellow Democrat Daniel Hertzberg, the son of outgoing Sen. Bob Hertzberg, who represented the region for many years as a senator and an assemblyman. Laurel Rosenhall, Los Angeles Times, 2 Dec. 2022 Henry grew up to become a prominent lawyer and, in 1819, a New York State assemblyman. Abigail Tucker, Smithsonian Magazine, 25 Feb. 2022 Republican Scott Baugh, a former assemblyman and the former chairman of the Orange County GOP, is also running for the seat after losing to Porter by 3 percentage points in 2022. Sahil Kapur, NBC News, 18 Jan. 2023 Lawler, a former New York assemblyman, vowed to take a bipartisan approach in his new role and was endorsed by House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, D-Calif. Fox News, 2 Jan. 2023 The Authority says that the ground lease for 12 of the 18 buildings, which was last renegotiated in 2011 by Sheldon Silver — the once-powerful assemblyman who died, disgraced and in prison, this January — is more than fair, generous even. Curbed, 1 Mar. 2022 As an assemblyman, Jeffries teamed up with then-state Senator Eric Adams to help pass a bill that banned police databases from storing the names of people detained but not arrested during stop-and-frisk procedures. Prem Thakker, The New Republic, 17 Nov. 2022 But then an assemblyman, George M. Michaels, a Democrat from a heavily Catholic district in the central part of the state, rose to speak. New York Times, 20 May 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1647, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of assemblyman was in 1647

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“Assemblyman.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Mar. 2023.

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as·​sem·​bly·​man ə-ˈsem-blē-mən How to pronounce assemblyman (audio)
: a member of a legislative assembly

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