chair·​wom·​an ˈcher-ˌwu̇-mən How to pronounce chairwoman (audio)
plural chairwomen
: a woman who serves as chairperson
the committee's chairwoman
the chairwoman of the university's physics department

Examples of chairwoman in a Sentence

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Word History

First Known Use

1699, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of chairwoman was in 1699

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“Chairwoman.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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chair·​wom·​an -ˌwu̇m-ən How to pronounce chairwoman (audio)
: a woman who conducts a meeting

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