committeewoman

noun
com·mit·tee·wom·an | \kə-ˈmi-tē-ˌwu̇-mən \

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

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The nominee was decided after five hours and four rounds of secret balloting that came down to two candidates: Riggleman and Cynthia Dunbar, a national GOP committeewoman with far-right views. Chris Stirewalt, Fox News, "There's more to primary day than California," 4 June 2018 Mitchell was selected by a panel made up of the party’s 18 state committeewomen and chaired by state Rep. Juliana Stratton, the party’s nominee for lieutenant governor on the ticket with governor candidate J.B. Pritzker. Rick Pearson, chicagotribune.com, "Chicago lawmaker picked to run Democratic Party of Illinois," 10 July 2018 The nominee was decided after five hours and four rounds of secret balloting that came down to two candidates: Riggleman and Cynthia Dunbar, a national GOP committeewoman with far-right views. Chris Stirewalt, Fox News, "There's more to primary day than California," 4 June 2018 The nominee was decided after five hours and four rounds of secret balloting that came down to two candidates: Riggleman and Cynthia Dunbar, a national GOP committeewoman with far-right views. Chris Stirewalt, Fox News, "There's more to primary day than California," 4 June 2018 Jennifer Locke, a Republican precinct committeewoman from Hayden, was elected to vice chair. Kimberlee Kruesi, The Christian Science Monitor, "Idaho GOP convention wrestles with immigration, gay marriage," 2 July 2018 The nominee was decided after five hours and four rounds of secret balloting that came down to two candidates: Riggleman and Cynthia Dunbar, a national GOP committeewoman with far-right views. Chris Stirewalt, Fox News, "There's more to primary day than California," 4 June 2018 Tina Beck, another precinct committeewoman at the time, said precinct officials were unaware of the DUIs. Tony Cook, Indianapolis Star, "Luke Messer didn’t disclose DUIs when he replaced lawmaker killed by drunk driver," 19 Apr. 2018 Since the 2016 election she's gotten active in the Republican Party and is now a precinct committeewoman. Skyler Swisher And Anthony Man, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Hundreds gather in Palm Beach County to protest, support President Trump," 20 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of committeewoman

1724, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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