businesswoman

noun
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 As a Black businesswoman, the moment was not lost on Birdsong. Bob Carlton | Bcarlton@al.com, al, "An iconic Alabama steakhouse, and the woman who keeps it going," 20 Jan. 2021 The 46-year-old businesswoman and political newcomer was elected to represent Georgia's 14th District in November. CBS News, "Twitter temporarily suspends Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene over election fraud claims," 18 Jan. 2021 Warnock is facing Republican Sen. Kelly Loeffler, a 50-year-old former businesswoman who was appointed to the Senate less than a year ago by the state's Republican governor. Arkansas Online, "Decision day in Georgia with Senate majority at stake," 5 Jan. 2021 Warnock is facing Republican Sen. Kelly Loeffler, a 50-year-old former businesswoman who was appointed to the Senate less than a year ago by the state’s Republican governor. Steve Peoples, Anchorage Daily News, "Control of US Senate hangs in balance on final day of voting in Georgia," 5 Jan. 2021 Pritzker, a billionaire businesswoman and philanthropist from Chicago whose brother is currently the governor of Illinois, became friendly with Raimondo when the governor started thinking about ways to improve job training in Rhode Island. Dan Mcgowan, BostonGlobe.com, "Two former US commerce secretaries have some advice for R.I. Governor Gina Raimondo," 21 Jan. 2021 The 46-year-old businesswoman and political newcomer was elected to represent Georgia's 14th District in November. CBS News, "Twitter temporarily suspends Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene over election fraud claims," 18 Jan. 2021 The 46-year-old businesswoman and political newcomer was elected to represent Georgia's 14th District in November. Sophia Tulp, Star Tribune, "Twitter suspends US congresswoman over election fraud claims," 17 Jan. 2021 The reverend had an average polling advantage of almost 16 points, yet finished only 7 points in front of the businesswoman, the contest's second place-getter. Naomi Lim, Washington Examiner, "Georgia Senate polling accuracy questionable but candidates still cite it for fundraising and get-out-the-vote efforts," 3 Jan. 2021

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First Known Use of businesswoman

1827, in the meaning defined above

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“Businesswoman.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/businesswoman. Accessed 26 Feb. 2021.

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businesswoman

noun

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

businesswoman

noun
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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