congressman

noun
con·gress·man | \ˈkäŋ-(g)rəs-mən \

Definition of congressman 

: 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

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Elsewhere in New York, a handful of incumbent congressmen from both parties could lose their jobs. Time, "Henry McMaster, Backed by President Trump, Wins South Carolina Governor Primary," 28 June 2018 Elsewhere in New York, a handful of incumbent congressmen from both parties could lose their jobs. Meg Kinnard, The Seattle Times, "Trump-backed McMaster wins South Carolina governor primary," 26 June 2018 Martinez greeted the congressman's wife, Rose Vela. Author: Manny Fernandez, Linda Qiu, Anchorage Daily News, "Backed up by data, a border city asks Trump: What border crisis?," 24 June 2018 Martinez greeted the congressman’s wife, Rose Vela. BostonGlobe.com, "On Texas border, despite what Trump says, some see no crisis," 23 June 2018 The South Carolina congressman's loss in Tuesday's primary was the most stunning outcome on a day that voters in Virginia, Maine, Nevada and North Dakota also went to the polls. Eric Bradner, CNN, "Another Trump critic falls and 5 other things we learned from Tuesday's primaries," 13 June 2018 That interview exposed a deep-seated family rift, with Gosar's brother telling The Arizona Republic he was repulsed by the congressman's comments. Yvonne Wingett Sanchez, azcentral, "McCain co-author: Rep. Gosar 'dumbass' over Cindy McCain talk; Gosar responds 'piss off'," 2 June 2018 Cory Fritz, a spokesman for Royce, noted the congressman's record: Royce has long been critical of both countries. Desmond Butler And Tom Lobianco, chicagotribune.com, "AP: Emails reveal secret lobbying effort to alter U.S. policy in Middle East," 21 May 2018 Soon, reports of Rokita's harsh treatment of his staff emerged, including an 8-page memo of pain-painstakingly detailing instructions for his driver that included carrying the congressman's tooth brush. Tony Cook, Indianapolis Star, "After enduring Indiana's nasty, pricey Senate primary, it's decision time for GOP voters," 4 May 2018

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1780, in the meaning defined above

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congressman

noun

English Language Learners Definition of congressman

: someone (especially a man) who is a member of a congress and especially of the U.S. House of Representatives

congressman

noun
con·gress·man | \ˈkäŋ-grəs-mən \
plural congressmen\-mən \

Kids Definition of congressman

: a member of a congress and especially of the United States House of Representatives

congressman

noun
con·gress·man
plural congressmen

Legal Definition of congressman 

: a member of Congress especially : a member of the U.S. House of Representatives

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