busi·ness·wom·an | \-ˌwu̇-mən \

Definition of businesswoman 

: a woman who transacts business especially : one who is a business executive

Examples of businesswoman in a Sentence

Like many musicians, she's found that she has to be a businesswoman as well as a performer.

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Google Doodle is celebrating the Canadian businesswoman and civil rights icon Viola Desmond, who would have turned 104 Thursday. Joseph Hincks, Time, "Google Doodle Celebrates Canadian Civil Rights Icon Viola Desmond," 6 July 2018 Baldwin, a former health care executive who has a MBA from MIT’s Sloan School of Management, is a businesswoman who never planned on dealing in garden antiques, stoneware, and ephemera. Cindy Atoji Keene,, "For Gray Baldwin, ornamental is fundamental," 25 May 2018 The revelation of the earlier dismissal came on the heels of another controversy in LaHood’s office, spurred by a prosecutor’s dismissal in April of a driving while intoxicated charge against a prominent businesswoman. Brian Chasnoff, San Antonio Express-News, "DA dismissed charge against deputy," 12 June 2018 The school’s founder, Tauhida Sultana, is a businesswoman who grew up in the same district as the school. Eam Asaduzzaman And Shababa Iqbal, The Christian Science Monitor, "School in Bangladesh builds confidence for autistic students – and their parents," 10 July 2018 At the services, she was remembered as a young woman who wanted to be a businesswoman or a diplomat in the Consulate General’s Office. Fox News, "1st funeral of Santa Fe High School shooting: Pakistani exchange student remembered as 'precious gift'," 20 May 2018 Two other candidates, businesswoman Sylvia Williams and 2016 nominee Jay Sidie, round out the field. David Weigel, Washington Post, "Emily’s List jumps into 6-way Kansas House primary race," 11 July 2018 Chen Wei, a businesswoman from Chongqing province, said videos and messages sent by her sister Chen De Qiong to the family's WeChat group just before the boat capsized on Thursday showed strong waves and passengers not wearing life vests. Fox News, "Family of Thailand boat disaster victims seeks 'justice'," 7 July 2018 Kander's campaign announcement includes endorsements from former Kansas City Mayor Kay Barnes, Missouri House Minority Leader Gail McCann Beatty, businesswoman CiCi Rojas and current Kansas City council members Kevin McManus and Teresa Loar. Steve Vockrodt, kansascity, "Kander confirms bid for Kansas City mayor in a move already shaking up the ballot," 25 June 2018

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First Known Use of businesswoman

1827, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of businesswoman

: a woman who works in business especially in a high position

: a woman who is good at dealing with business and financial matters


busi·ness·wom·an | \ˈbiz-nəs-ˌwu̇-mən \
plural businesswomen\-ˌwi-mən \

Kids Definition of businesswoman

: a woman in business especially as an owner or a manager

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