committeewoman

noun
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

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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, chicagotribune.com, "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 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

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First Known Use of committeewoman

1724, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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