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.
Recent Examples on the Web The uneven split caused a rift between the founders, with Chanel accusing Wertheimer of exploiting her talents as a fashion designer and as a businesswoman. Sophie Mellor, Fortune, 10 June 2022 Safely on the ballot are Norton Shores businesswoman Tudor Dixon; Ottawa County real estate agent Ryan Kelley; Farmington Hills pastor Ralph Rebandt; Bloomfield Hills businessman Kevin Rinke, and Kalamazoo chiropractor Garrett Soldano. Paul Egan, Detroit Free Press, 26 May 2022 Also in the race, the DeVos family, prominent conservative donors and activists in Michigan, is endorsing businesswoman Tudor Dixon. Ben Kamisar, NBC News, 24 May 2022 Gregg Brelsford, an independent who used to work as the manager of the Bristol Bay Borough, also reported more than $1 million in assets, as did Anchorage businesswoman Sherry Mettler. Nathaniel Herz, Anchorage Daily News, 18 May 2022 The mother and daughter stumbled upon a Drybar shop during one of their travel adventures and began to discuss the possibility of opening a franchise, which resonated with Klein as a businesswoman. Linda Gandee, cleveland, 15 Mar. 2022 Simpson opened up to Entrepreneur earlier this month about not being taken seriously as a businesswoman. Stephanie Wenger,, 4 Mar. 2022 For Pace, selling goods by a diverse group of artists is a part of what motivates her as a businesswoman. Lisa Boone, Los Angeles Times, 24 Feb. 2022 The photos are the latest in a series of sizzling swimwear snaps from the businesswoman who recently appeared in a silver one-piece. Leah Simpson,, 6 June 2022 See More

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First Known Use of businesswoman

1827, in the meaning defined above

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28 Jun 2022

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“Businesswoman.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Jun. 2022.

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

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

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