busi·​ness·​wom·​an | \ ˈbiz-nəs-ˌwu̇-mən, -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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On the Republican side, businesswoman Lena Epstein has poured almost $1 million into her race but faces a field that includes former U.S. Rep. Kerry Bentivolio, state Sen. Mike Kowall, state Rep. Klint Kesto and former state Rep. Rocky Raczkowski. Todd Spangler, USA TODAY, "26 races to watch in the midterms: Will Democrats make significant gains?," 17 May 2018 Born Deng Wen Gi in 1968 in China, Chinese-American businesswoman Wendi Deng Murdoch studied in the U.S. and holds an MBA from Yale. Hallie Detrick, Fortune, "What You Need to Know About Jared Kushner, Ivanka Trump, Wendi Deng Murdoch, and Chinese Spying," 16 Jan. 2018 On Tuesday, following a meeting with lawmakers on immigration, President Donald Trump addressed the rumor of TV personality and businesswoman Oprah Winfrey running for president in 2020. Heather Leighton, Houston Chronicle, "Social media shares their opinions on a possible Oprah vs. Trump 2020 presidential run," 9 Jan. 2018 And in Michigan, Democrat Haley Stevens had a healthy lead in her House race against Lena Epstein, a Republican businesswoman and Trump ally. Sheryl Gay Stolberg, The Seattle Times, "Two years and hundreds of inflammatory ads later, the G.O.P. is the party of Trump," 6 Nov. 2018 The studio had been close to selling itself to a group led by businesswoman Maria Contreras-Sweet and billionaire Ron Burkle. Jonathan Randles, WSJ, "Randles’s Take: Weinstein Co. Fate Likely Determined This Week," 30 Apr. 2018 As noted in the Daily Mail, Rosa was a successful businesswoman who was known for opening the Bond Street branch of Tiffany jewelers. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "Princess Diana's Close Friend Posts Rare Candid Photo of the Royal," 31 Aug. 2018 Both were cheerleaders in the 1990s, and both went on to become successful businesswomen, moms and community leaders. Byron Mccauley,, "Let's look beyond the shimmy and the shake of cheerleaders," 7 May 2018 Wife, Mother, GG, sister, friend, successful businesswoman, teacher and adventurer, Ann Hughes Soper, surrounded by friends and family, lost her fierce battle with cancer at her home in Lyme, CT on April 23, 2018 at age 67. Hartford Courant,, "Ann Hughes Soper," 26 Apr. 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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