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 That led to initial speculation that the 33-year-old businesswoman from Shanghai might be a spy, but she was never charged with espionage. Washington Post, "Police open fire at ‘impaired’ driver in Mar-a-Lago breach," 31 Jan. 2020 From running her multi-million dollar beauty empire (which includes an extensive cosmetics line as well as a skincare brand) to raising a vivacious toddler with ex-boyfriend Travis Scott, the businesswoman has a lot on her plate. Ineye Komonibo,, "Kylie Jenner’s Assistant Spills The Tea On Why She Actually Quit," 16 Jan. 2020 The work has started, but there is much more to do to encourage the female businesswomen of India to overcome historically entrenched barriers and become part of a global entrepreneurial society. Mili Shrivastava, Quartz India, "The many ways in which female entrepreneurs are changing patriarchal India," 26 Sep. 2019 Anamaria Suescun-Fast and Michelle Martinez, the two businesswomen who are the leadership institute’s co-chairs, say the program has changed the political landscape in just four years. Elaine Ayala,, "Female majority on San Antonio City Council was years in the making," 11 June 2019 Vice President Mike Pence official swore in Kelly Loeffler, a wealthy Republican donor and businesswoman, as Georgia's new U.S. senator on Monday. TheWeek, "Republican Kelly Loeffler sworn in as Georgia's newest U.S. senator," 7 Jan. 2020 Abas, a successful Welsh businesswoman, works in marketing and events around New York, including the Hamptons, and in Palm Beach, Florida. Joelle Goldstein,, "Matt Lauer Vacations in New Zealand for the Holidays with New Flame Shamin Abas," 1 Jan. 2020 Lu’s arrest is reminiscent of the March arrest of Yujing Zhang, a 33-year-old Shanghai businesswoman, who gained access to Mar-a-Lago while carrying a laptop, phones and other electronic gear. Washington Post, "Chinese national arrested for illegally entering Mar-a-Lago," 19 Dec. 2019 The reality star has been juggling responsibilities as a wife, businesswoman, and mom to three young children. Jasmine Grant, Essence, "Eva Marcille Is Glowing And Gorgeous Just Weeks After Giving Birth," 18 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of businesswoman

1827, in the meaning defined above

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8 Feb 2020

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“Businesswoman.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Feb. 2020.

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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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