com·​mit·​tee·​wom·​an kə-ˈmi-tē-ˌwu̇-mən How to pronounce committeewoman (audio)
: a woman who is a member of a committee
: a woman who is a party leader of a ward or precinct

Examples of committeewoman in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Kathy Berden, a Michigan committeewoman for the Republican National Committee, and Amy Facchinello, a Grand Blanc school board member who is facing a recall effort, were among those arraigned on Thursday., 10 Aug. 2023 Politico has also reported that the campaign counts the state Republican Party’s vice chair Jay Fleitman and state committeewoman Mary Lou Stuart among its volunteers who are helping court supporters in Massachusetts. Samantha J. Gross,, 26 July 2023 Hathaway, who is also Indiana’s national committeewoman on the Republican National Committee, succeeds former chair Kyle Hupfer, who announced two weeks ago his resignation after six years at the helm. Kayla Dwyer, The Indianapolis Star, 1 Sep. 2023 In the election for 10th District state central committeewoman, incumbent and Lake County Democratic Chair Lauren Beth Gash of Highland Park will defend her committeewoman job against retiring state Sen. Melinda Bush, D-Grayslake. Steve Sadin,, 8 Mar. 2022 Kathy Berden: In 2015, the state committee of the Michigan GOP elected Berden as the party's national committeewoman. Detroit Free Press, 18 July 2023 Berden is a Michigan Republican national committeewoman, and Maddock is the former co-chairman of the Michigan Republican Party. Rachel Schilke, Washington Examiner, 18 July 2023 The winner will replace Sue Cienki, who is stepping down to run for the Republican national committeewoman position that Lee Ann Sennick is vacating. Globe Staff,, 23 Mar. 2023 Gearing up to replace her are former Miami Mayor Manny Diaz; Cynthia Chestnut, a former state House member and chair of the Alachua County Democrats; Democratic National committeewoman Nikki Barnes; and Democratic Environmental Caucus chair Janelle Christiansen. Gray Rohrer,, 17 Dec. 2020 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1724, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of committeewoman was in 1724

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“Committeewoman.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2023.

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com·​mit·​tee·​wom·​an -ˌwu̇m-ən How to pronounce committeewoman (audio)
: a woman who is a member of a committee
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