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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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 But the party is also facing an internal reckoning on how to craft the best message for November and has dramatically trailed fundraising by the Republican National Committee under its chairwoman, Ronna Romney McDaniel. Celeste Katz, Glamour, "The DNC Is Betting on a Woman Boss To Turn The Midterms Blue," 29 June 2018 In New Mexico, former state Democratic Party chairwoman Deb Haaland is trying to become the first Native American woman elected to Congress. Ken Thomas, The Seattle Times, "WHAT TO WATCH: After turbulent campaign, it’s up to voters," 7 Nov. 2018 Republican Party chairwoman Ronna McDaniel described the tweets as troubling within the context to Twitter’s purported efforts to drive healthier conversations. Fox News, "Twitter brings in anti-Trump academics to combat intolerance," 2 Oct. 2018 On Monday, as Merkel was meeting with her CSU counterpart, Social Democratic Party (SPD) chairwoman Andrea Nahles said the SPD would only be guided by its coalition agreement with the CDU-CSU, not by Seehofer's master plan. Jefferson Chase, USA TODAY, "German government crisis: Chancellor Angela Merkel gets migrant compromise," 3 July 2018 Hamilton, chairwoman of the 17-member majority caucus, faces five allegations of breaking Louisville's code of conduct. Phillip M. Bailey, The Courier-Journal, "Investigation continues into Derby spending by Metro Council Democrat," 21 June 2018 Nancy Garton, then-chairwoman of the board, said the company didn't have the $80,000 needed to cover the staff's remaining salaries. Kellen Browning, sacbee, "Sacramento Ballet introduces new artistic director, pledges innovation | The Sacramento Bee," 23 May 2018 Senior officials including party chairwoman Oppah Muchinguri, Industry Minister Mike Bimha and Chris Mutsvanga, an adviser to Mnangagwa, lost their nomination bids, according to tallies released Thursday. Brian Latham,, "Fears of Rigging Hang Over Zimbabwe's First Post-Mugabe Vote," 2 May 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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