chairwoman

noun
chair·​wom·​an | \ ˈcher-ˌwu̇-mən How to pronounce chairwoman (audio) \
plural chairwomen

Definition of chairwoman

: a woman who serves as chairman

Examples of chairwoman in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Bustos, a Democrat from Illinois, is the chairwoman of the DCCC. Melissa Quinn, CBS News, "Democrats call for ethics probe into GOP over "trackers" in House buildings," 14 Jan. 2020 Gaines had served in the Maryland House of Delegates since 2001 and was vice chairwoman of the House Appropriations Committee. Washington Post, "Maryland bill would ban family serving as campaign treasurer," 2 Jan. 2020 Both Meng, who is also deputy chairwoman, and the company have denied wrongdoing. 7. Fortune, "How China’s Huawei Got the Starring Role in an International Struggle for Tech Supremacy," 17 Dec. 2019 Karras’s background includes being chairwoman of CROYA (Committee Representing Our Young Adults), a city-run group. Daniel I. Dorfman, chicagotribune.com, "Lake Forest Caucus selects former caucus president, marketing professional for City Council race," 12 Nov. 2019 Others involved in the effort, according to the group's website, include Reed Galen, an independent political strategist; Jennifer Horn, a former chairwoman of the New Hampshire Republican Party; and Mike Madrid, a Republican strategist. Author: John Wagner, Felicia Sonmez, Elise Viebeck, Anchorage Daily News, "House Rules Committee to set parameters for historic debate on impeachment," 17 Dec. 2019 Others involved in the effort, according to the group’s website, include Reed Galen, an independent political strategist; Jennifer Horn, a former chairwoman of the New Hampshire Republican Party; and Mike Madrid, a Republican strategist. Michael D. Shear, BostonGlobe.com, "Trump denounces ‘partisan impeachment crusade’ on eve of House vote," 17 Dec. 2019 The former Maryland Democratic Party chairwoman joined agrowing number of women having the surgery prophylactically — to dramatically reduce their chances of getting breast cancer, rather than to treat the disease after it has been diagnosed. Ovetta Wiggins, Washington Post, "Why Maya Rockeymoore Cummings began her congressional campaign with a double mastectomy," 25 Nov. 2019 Pate, 50, serves as chairwoman of the Arkansas Women's Suffrage Centennial Commemoration Committee. Sean Clancy, Arkansas Online, "PAPER TRAILS: Arkansan to wave in Pasadena," 15 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of chairwoman

1685, in the meaning defined above

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“Chairwoman.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chairwoman. Accessed 25 January 2020.

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chairwoman

noun
How to pronounce chairwoman (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of chairwoman

: a woman who leads a meeting, organization, committee, or event

chairwoman

noun
chair·​wom·​an | \ ˈcher-ˌwu̇-mən How to pronounce chairwoman (audio) \
plural chairwomen\ -​ˌwi-​mən \

Kids Definition of chairwoman

1 : a woman who leads a meeting, group, or event : chair
2 : a woman who is in charge of a company

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