congressman

noun

con·​gress·​man ˈkäŋ-(g)rəs-mən How to pronounce congressman (audio)
: a member of a congress
especially : a member of the U.S. House of Representatives

Examples of congressman in a Sentence

a former congressman who is now a senator
Recent Examples on the Web The congressman noted the bill rescinds $20.2 billion set aside for modernizing the IRS' workforce and technology system, which Republicans have argued would expand the agency's authority. Democrat-Gazette Staff and Wire Reports, arkansasonline.com, 23 Mar. 2024 In an email, a spokesperson for Rep. Peters said the congressman was optimistic after reading the VA director’s response. Blake Nelson, San Diego Union-Tribune, 23 Mar. 2024 Three young women who work for Rep. Mike Carey, an Ohio Republican, made a late afternoon three-block trek to a coffee shop on Capitol Hill in September, the congressman told a House panel this week. Scott MacFarlane, CBS News, 22 Mar. 2024 His district, his home, is represented by a different congressman altogether. Lachlan Cartwright, The Hollywood Reporter, 14 Mar. 2024 That’s not to say the congressman isn’t miffed that the entire Republican ... Audrey Fahlberg, National Review, 10 Mar. 2024 Until relatively recently, Rep. Jeff Jackson, a freshman Democratic congressman from North Carolina, had more than 2.5 million followers on TikTok. Gaby Del Valle, The Verge, 15 Mar. 2024 The state party's new general counsel, Mike Bishop, a former congressman and state Senate majority leader, asked the judge to dismiss the lawsuit after a Kent County judge ruled Feb. 27 that Karamo was lawfully removed as chair at a Jan. 6 meeting of the party's state committee. Paul Egan, Detroit Free Press, 7 Mar. 2024 But some voters may no longer look up to the veteran congressman as a courageous idealist. George Skelton, Los Angeles Times, 6 Mar. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1780, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of congressman was in 1780

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“Congressman.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/congressman. Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

congressman

noun
con·​gress·​man ˈkäŋ-grəs-mən How to pronounce congressman (audio)
: a member of a congress
especially : a member of the U.S. House of Representatives

Legal Definition

congressman

noun
con·​gress·​man
plural congressmen
: a member of Congress
especially : a member of the U.S. House of Representatives
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