busi·​ness·​wom·​an | \ ˈbiz-nəs-ˌwu̇-mən How to pronounce businesswoman (audio) , -nəz-\

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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Mattel, the company that has manufactured Barbie since she was invented by American businesswoman Ruth Handler in 1959, has collaborated with more than 75 designers and models over the years. Brooke Bobb, Vogue, "Barbie Will Be Honored at This Year’s CFDA Awards," 16 May 2019 Champagne country, where the Iron Ladies of Champagne were among France’s first businesswomen. Alicia Delgallo, Pro Soccer USA, "History of revolutionary women makes Reims fitting host for USWNT opening match," 2 Aug. 2018 The field includes businesswoman Lori Trahan, former US Ambassador to Denmark Rufus Gifford, businessman Beej Das, state Senator Barbara A. L’Italien, and state Representative Juana Matias. Evan Allen,, "Boston mayor lends his support to Dan Koh’s congressional run," 5 May 2018 That left some parents in limbo, including a 34-year-old businesswoman in southern China who asked to be identified by her surname, Cai. WSJ, "A Limit to China’s Economic Rise: Not Enough Babies," 29 Apr. 2018 Torres, 64, is a businesswoman who gained national prominence during the 2008-2012 government of her then-husband, Álvaro Colom, who is among the former leaders to have been accused of corruption. Sonia Perez D.,, "Former first lady heads to runoff in presidential race in Guatemala," 17 June 2019 Renata An uber-successful businesswoman, Renata spends most of season 1 on a rampage to find out who attacked her daughter Amabella. Lauren Huff,, "Everything to remember about Big Little Lies before the season 2 premiere," 8 June 2019 The occasion was, Make a Difference in Your Community Day, sponsored by East Chicago businesswoman Renee Patikas. Sue Ellen Ross, Post-Tribune, "Olympian urges persistence at Make A Difference Day event," 4 June 2019 Prior to entering politics, McVey was a businesswoman and breakfast TV presenter. Quartz Staff, Quartz, "Meet all the candidates in the running to be the UK’s next prime minister," 31 May 2019

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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 How to pronounce businesswoman (audio) \
plural businesswomen\ -​ˌwi-​mən \

Kids Definition of businesswoman

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

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