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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Kounalakis deems herself a businesswoman and economic advisor on the June ballot. Taryn Luna, sacbee, "Sacramento developer spending millions to elect daughter to office | The Sacramento Bee," 27 Mar. 2018 To walk out of her film career, create her own company, go to New York, study at the Actor’s Studio, make friends with all of these intellectuals, become a businesswoman and a producer? Stephanie Nolasco, Fox News, "Marilyn Monroe avoided the casting couch, fought to shed sex symbol status, book claims," 3 Aug. 2018 The summit will also provide invaluable career and life advice from women including actress Yvonne Orji, Ann Dowd, Pamela Adlon, and Awkwafina, as well as businesswomen like Outdoor Voices founder Ty Haney and The Wing founder Audrey Gelman. Tess Kornfeld, Glamour, "Unforgettable Moments From Glamour's Annual Women of the Year Awards," 29 Aug. 2018 Getty Images As your resident rich businesswoman/star rapper couple, Kylie Jenner and boyfriend Travis Scott usually give off an air of being too cool for school and definitely too cool for a little PDA action. Lucy Wood, Marie Claire, "Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott Ended Split Rumors With a Sweet Kiss at the VMAs," 21 Aug. 2018 The Evening Standard reports the two, who have been friends since 2012, have mutual friends like Russian businesswoman Dasha Zhukova, who was married to billionaire Roman Abramovich, and Wendi Deng, who was married to Rupert Murdoch. Megan Friedman, Harper's BAZAAR, "What We Know About Ivanka Trump and Karlie Kloss’s Relationship," 25 July 2018 The three plaintiffs are reservation businesswoman Cissy Thunderhawk, pipeline opponent Waste’Win Young and the Rev. John Floberg, priest at St. James’ Episcopal Church in Cannon Ball. Blake Nicholson, The Seattle Times, "Lawsuit filed over highway shutdown during pipeline protest," 23 Oct. 2018 Unsane tells the story of a successful young businesswoman who believes a man from her past is stalking her. Don Maines, Houston Chronicle, "Pasadena native's film to premiere at Latino Film Festival," 14 Mar. 2018 Other Democrats thinking about the race are Maine’s 1st District U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree; her daughter, Hannah Pingree; businesswoman Rosa Scarcelli; Daniel Kleban, co-owner of Maine Beer Co.; and Emily Cain, executive director of Emily’s List. David Sharp, The Seattle Times, "What is Dems’ quest to unseat Collins missing? A candidate," 28 Jan. 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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