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 His daughter, Andrea, is chairwoman of the Republican County Committee in Manhattan. Azi Paybarah, New York Times, "Where Giuliani Still Routinely Offers False Claims of Election Fraud," 24 Jan. 2021 The state party’s committee members, led by chairwoman Kelli Ward, passed resolutions rebuking Cindy McCain, the widow of former Sen. John McCain; former Sen. Jeff Flake; and even current Gov. Doug Ducey. The Editorial Board, WSJ, "Arizona Republican Meltdown," 24 Jan. 2021 So far the tally sits at $1.2 million, Save Seawolf Hockey chairwoman Kathie Bethard said Thursday. Beth Bragg, Anchorage Daily News, "Saturday’s UAA-UAF alumni game part of continuing push to save UAA hockey team," 22 Jan. 2021 Some Republicans are demanding that Cheney, the conference chairwoman, relinquish her leadership post or that a vote be scheduled to replace her, if necessary, to remove her. David M. Drucker, Washington Examiner, "Kevin McCarthy opposes efforts to eject Liz Cheney from House GOP leadership," 14 Jan. 2021 Ten House Republicans voted for impeachment, including the Liz Cheney, the GOP conference chairwoman and the party’s third-ranking leader in the chamber. Jennifer Epstein,, "Biden presidency will begin with Trump’s shadow still looming," 13 Jan. 2021 Maya worked as a law school dean, executive director of the A.C.L.U. of Northern California, adviser to Hillary Clinton, and her sister’s campaign chairwoman — among other roles. New York Times, "Meena Harris, Building That Brand," 9 Jan. 2021 Its board has other Minnesotans on it as well, including Susan Marvin, board chairwoman of window manufacturer Marvin. Star Tribune, "If last week's chaos can't get CEOs involved for the civic good, what can?," 9 Jan. 2021 Kernodle ruled that Gohmert and other plaintiffs — including the GOP chairwoman in Arizona and that state’s defeated slate of Republican electors — lacked standing. Robert T. Garrett, Dallas News, "Gohmert, Dallas lawyer who sued to change election results violated ethics rules for lawyers, group says," 4 Jan. 2021

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First Known Use of chairwoman

1685, in the meaning defined above

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“Chairwoman.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Feb. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of chairwoman

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


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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