com·​mit·​tee·​man kə-ˈmi-tē-mən How to pronounce committeeman (audio)
: a member of a committee
: a party leader of a ward or precinct

Examples of committeeman in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web On the heels of the State Board of Accounts report, a Marion County GOP committeeman has requested the party remove Mowery as its treasurer and rescind her appointment as the Republican representative on the Marion County Voter Registration Board. Rory Appleton, The Indianapolis Star, 19 Mar. 2024 Henry Barbour, the Republican national committeeman from Mississippi, sponsored the resolution prohibiting the RNC from paying a candidate’s legal bills. USA TODAY, 7 Mar. 2024 Henry Barbour, a national committeeman from Mississippi, submitted two draft resolutions, according to the Associated Press. Phillip M. Bailey, USA TODAY, 25 Feb. 2024 Madigan was 27 when he was elected 13th Ward committeeman in 1969, becoming the city’s youngest ward boss. A.d. Quig, Chicago Tribune, 6 Sep. 2023 The Virgin Islands caucus will serve as an election for the Republican presidential nominee and an election for three internal party leadership offices: RNC national committeewoman, RNC national committeeman, and five State Committee members from each of the territory's two electoral districts. Rachel Schilke, Washington Examiner, 1 Oct. 2023 And New Hampshire’s former Republican national committeeman, Steve Duprey, endorsed Biden over Trump in 2020. Steve Peoples, Chicago Tribune, 16 Sep. 2023 That included being elected five terms as a skilled trades committeeman and the plant shop chairman for Local 1166. Aimee Picchi, CBS News, 18 Sep. 2023 Since the next election isn't until 2024, Republican party precinct committeemen will have to appoint a replacement to fill out Frye's term. The Indianapolis Star, 26 June 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1642, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of committeeman was in 1642

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“Committeeman.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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com·​mit·​tee·​man -mən How to pronounce committeeman (audio)
: a member of a committee
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