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

Definition of chairwoman

: a woman who serves as chairman

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The humble designer didn’t spend too much time on stage alongside museum president Peter C. Keller and board chairwoman Anne Shih. Lilah Ramzi, Vogue, "The Bowers Museum Opens Its Guo Pei Couture Exhibition With a Festive Gala," 18 Mar. 2019 The Board of Selectmen in early June hired the consulting firm, Municipal Resources, Inc. to aid in the search and appointed a 11-member screening committee, according to board chairwoman Suzie Barry. John Laidler,, "Consulting firm hired to help find new Lexington town manager," 2 July 2018 Dann’s House is named after the brother of the facility's current board chairwoman, Karen McCarthy. Aleanna Siacon, Detroit Free Press, "Why this Traverse City homeless shelter lets alcoholics drink," 29 May 2018 At the press conference on Thursday, Abrams campaign chairwoman Allegra Lawrence-Hardy introduced members of Abrams’s legal team, who were assembled to make an announcement regarding the candidate’s next litigation steps regarding voter suppression. Bridget Read, Vogue, "Stacey Abrams’s Campaign Says Recount or Runoff Is Possible—If All Georgia Votes Are Actually Counted—While Andrew Gillum’s Race Enters Recount Range in Florida," 8 Nov. 2018 Other speakers at the conference included conservative figures like Fox News host Jeanine Pirro, the NRA spokeswoman Dana Loesch and Republican National Committee chairwoman Ronna McDaniel. Author: Astead W. Herndon, Anchorage Daily News, "Trumpism finds a safe space at a conservative women's conference," 18 June 2018 His leadership of this year's code revision committee could differ significantly from that of Gard, who was appointed chairwoman last year by outgoing Senate President Pro Tempore David Long. Tony Cook, Indianapolis Star, "Death knell for cold beer sales? Bosma appoints new alcohol commission chairman," 29 May 2018 Prior to Payne, chairman Hootie Johnson was involved in a public back-and-forth in 2002 with National Council of Women's Organizations chairwoman Martha Burk over the club's old policy to not allow women to become members. Khadrice Rollins,, "Augusta National Chairman Announces Course Will Host Its First Ever Women's Tournament," 4 Apr. 2018 On FOX Business: Mornings with Maria, 6 a.m. ET: Special guests include: Mercedes Schlapp, White House senior adviser for strategic communications; Ronna McDaniel, RNC chairwoman; Sean Spicer, former White House press secretary; Reps. Fox News, "FOX NEWS FIRST: Key vote on Kavanaugh confirmation Friday morning; Multiple victims in Supreme smear campaign," 28 Sep. 2018

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1685, in the meaning defined above

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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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