congresswoman

noun

con·​gress·​wom·​an ˈkäŋ-(g)rəs-ˌwu̇-mən How to pronounce congresswoman (audio)
: a woman who is a member of a congress
especially : a woman who is a member of the U.S. House of Representatives

Examples of congresswoman in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Just last week, Mr. Trump renewed his call for former congresswoman Liz Cheney to be tried for treason. Washington Post, 8 July 2024 In addition, both the foundation and the hospital will name a nursing scholarship after the late congresswoman. Jaida Joyner, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 27 June 2024 Attorney Mario Fratto is looking to unseat the congresswoman, who has the backing of House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA), Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH), and others. Rachel Schilke, Washington Examiner - Political News and Conservative Analysis About Congress, the President, and the Federal Government, 23 June 2024 Engel says the congresswoman’s focus has been on gaining national attention to run for higher office. Swapna Venugopal Ramaswamy, USA TODAY, 17 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for congresswoman 

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Word History

First Known Use

1868, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of congresswoman was in 1868

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“Congresswoman.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/congresswoman. Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

congresswoman

noun
con·​gress·​wom·​an -ˌwu̇m-ən How to pronounce congresswoman (audio)
: a woman who is a member of a congress
especially : a woman who is a member of the U.S. House of Representatives

Legal Definition

congresswoman

noun
con·​gress·​wom·​an
plural congresswomen
: a female member of Congress
especially : a female member of the U.S. House of Representatives

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