com·​mit·​tee·​wom·​an | \ kə-ˈmi-tē-ˌwu̇-mən How to pronounce committeewoman (audio) \

Definition of committeewoman

1 : a woman who is a member of a committee
2 : a woman who is a party leader of a ward or precinct

Examples of committeewoman in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Democrats also elect a state committeeman and a state committeewoman. Anthony Man,, "Leadership changes coming to Broward political parties as they regroup and look to 2022," 28 Nov. 2020 The video of Trump’s appearance Tuesday was streamed live on Facebook by one attendee, Pam Pollard, who is national committeewoman for the Oklahoma GOP. Zeke Miller And Jill Colvin,, "Trump teases 2024 run for president at White House Christmas party: ‘I’ll see you in four years’," 2 Dec. 2020 Heather Atkinson, a local committeewoman, says the queues stretched down the sidewalk in both directions. The Economist, "Eyes are on Pennsylvania, the biggest prize left in America’s election," 4 Nov. 2020 Barbara Williamson, a Democratic Party committeewoman from Fort Lauderdale, was more direct. Anthony Man,, "Black voters could tip Florida for Joe Biden," 30 Oct. 2020 According to the rules, the vote would be decided by each state’s delegation of RNC members, which is comprised of the state’s RNC committeeman, its separate RNC committeewoman and the chairman of the state party. David M. Drucker, Washington Examiner, "Rules allow Republican party to replace Trump on the ballot if he becomes incapacitated," 2 Oct. 2020 The event hosts include Illinois GOP Chair Tim Schneider and co-chair Mark Shaw, along with Demetra DeMonte, a Lake Forest resident and Republican national committeewoman, and Richard Porter, a Republican national committeeman from Illinois. Lisa Donovan,, "The Spin: Duckworth blasts Trump over reported insults of war dead | Ken Griffin vs. Gov. Pritzker on November ballot issue | RNC Chair Ronna McDaniel to headline Illinois GOP fundraiser," 4 Sep. 2020 Shelia Huggins, a North Carolina DNC committeewoman, voiced the uncertainty surrounding the convention. Naomi Lim, Washington Examiner, "Democrats’ dilemma: Coronavirus at the convention?," 16 Apr. 2020 Dhillon is also the national committeewoman from California for the Republican National Committee. Chronicle Staff,, "Coronavirus news from the Bay Area: April 13-14," 24 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of committeewoman

1724, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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3 Feb 2021

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“Committeewoman.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Feb. 2021.

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