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.

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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 Per the trailer, Regina Hall's character Jordan Sanders is a powerful businesswoman who is de-aged into a 13-year-old by a kid who hopes to teach her a lesson. Claire Dodson, Teen Vogue, ""Little" Trailer Features Marsai Martin as a De-Aged Regina Hall," 9 Jan. 2019 The movie out on Friday stars Emmy winner Tiffany Haddish as Tanya, a woman who, after being released from prison, moves in with her sister (Tika Sumpter), a successful businesswoman with a disastrous love life. Ellen Gamerman, WSJ, "Tyler Perry, Escaping It All (Including Madea)," 30 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of businesswoman

1827, in the meaning defined above

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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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