con·​gress·​man | \ ˈkäŋ-(g)rəs-mən How to pronounce congressman (audio) \

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
Recent Examples on the Web Biden recently endorsed the seven-term congressman for reelection in the district, which now leans a little less blue. Gillian Flaccus, ajc, 13 May 2022 The lawsuit was settled last August, two weeks after progressive immigration attorney Jessica Cisneros announced a second run against the longtime Laredo congressman. Benjamin Wermund, San Antonio Express-News, 12 May 2022 Pressed further on Cuellar, Jeffries didn't specifically address the congressman. Tyler Olson, Fox News, 11 May 2022 On Tuesday, Northern Kentucky's congressman earned Trump's endorsement. Scott Wartman, The Enquirer, 10 May 2022 In defense of his constituent services, Cawthorn’s spokesman, Luke Ball, said the congressman began accepting cases the day after he was sworn in and has resolved more than 1,800 to date. Washington Post, 10 May 2022 Marcos has served as a governor, congressman and senator, his sister, Imee, is currently a senator and mother Imelda, the influential power-broker and widow of the late dictator, served four terms in the House of Representatives. Reuters, NBC News, 9 May 2022 Gallego, now a Democratic Arizona congressman, is a Marine Corps veteran who served in Iraq. Catherine E. Shoichet, CNN, 8 May 2022 Just hours after Cisneros released that statement, House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn rallied with the incumbent congressman at a get out the vote event in San Antonio. Byrick Klein,averi Harper, ABC News, 5 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of congressman

1780, in the meaning defined above

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“Congressman.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 May. 2022.

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More Definitions for congressman


con·​gress·​man | \ ˈkäŋ-grəs-mən How to pronounce congressman (audio) \
plural congressmen\ -​mən \

Kids Definition of congressman

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


plural congressmen

Legal Definition of congressman

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


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