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 But Martinez, the state central committeewoman of the 4th Congressional District, said her questions about Madigan had nothing to do with her run for circuit court clerk. Ray Long,, "Senator to Speaker Madigan: Explain payments to accused sexual harasser or resign as Democratic chairman," 22 Nov. 2019 Seaton, 71, is a precinct committeewoman in the 5th District. Craig Lyons, Post-Tribune, "Precinct committeemen vote for one of their own to fill Lake County Council seat," 11 June 2019 Harmeet Dhillon, a lawyer and spokeswoman for Ngo, and a Republican national committeewoman from California, told the Daily Caller, a conservative publication, that Ngo was admitted to the hospital overnight for a brain bleed. Dallas News, "Ted Cruz demands federal inquiry of Portland mayor after Antifa attack on conservative journalist," 1 July 2019 Seaton, 71, is a precinct committeewoman in the Gary’s 5th District. Craig Lyons, Post-Tribune, "Four Democrats seek seat on Lake County Council," 7 June 2019 That event is being hosted by Todd Ricketts; Demetra DeMonte, an RNC national committeewoman; Richard Porter, an RNC committeeman; and Tim Schneider, chair of the Illinois GOP. Lisa Donovan,, "GOP bigwigs, Cubs co-owner Todd Ricketts to hold President Trump donor retreat at Wrigley Field," 6 June 2019 Harmeet Dhillon, a San Francisco attorney and committeewoman for the National Republican Committee, said allowing noncitizens to cast ballots devalues the rights of citizens. Olga R. Rodriguez, The Seattle Times, "San Francisco to allow noncitizens to vote for school board," 23 Oct. 2018 Leora Levy, the Republican National committeewoman for Connecticut said in an interview. Eli Rosenberg, The Seattle Times, "Republicans attack Jewish candidates, including Kim Schrier, with an age-old caricature: fistfuls of cash," 6 Nov. 2018 Joining me now to discuss this, make sense of it, Harmeet Dhillon, the RNC committeewoman from California, and Pam Hayes, a former Hillary Clinton campaign organizer. Fox News, "Kellyanne Conway: Not sure media is relevant, consequential," 3 Aug. 2018

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First Known Use of committeewoman

1724, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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8 Jan 2020

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“Committeewoman.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 27 January 2020.

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