con·​gress·​wom·​an | \ ˈkäŋ-(g)rəs-ˌwu̇-mən How to pronounce congresswoman (audio) \

Definition of congresswoman

: a woman who is a member of a congress especially : a woman who is a member of the U.S. House of Representatives

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Recent Examples on the Web But Slevin also confirmed to the StarTribune that Mohamed has never worked or volunteered for the congresswoman's campaign. Camille Caldera, USA TODAY, "Fact check: No proof of alleged voter fraud scheme or connection to Rep. Ilhan Omar," 16 Oct. 2020 The mayor and congresswoman Helena Moreno, with input from the city’s Office of Youth and Families, and sponsor Ochsner Health System, selected the four winners. Suzanne Pfefferle Tafur,, "City asks students to help spread the word on wearing masks; Ogden Museum displays their artwork," 10 Sep. 2020 This first-term African American congresswoman and health care policy expert won in a traditionally Republican district. Eric Zorn,, "Column: Who would Pritzker choose to fill Duckworth’s senate seat if she becomes VP?," 7 Aug. 2020 The Democratic congresswoman began a 14-day quarantine on Sept. 20 after receiving a positive test result. Russell Blair,, "Connecticut Politics Week in Review: Lawmakers overwhelmingly back credits, rebates for utility customers after future storms," 2 Oct. 2020 In 2019, Republican congressman Bradley Byrne of Alabama tried to explain a piece of legislation on the gender pay gap to his colleague Democratic congresswoman Susan Wild of Pennsylvania, which Wild shared on Twitter. Claire Gillespie,, "This Female STEM Student's Classmates Kept Interrupting Her While She Was Talking—And the Video's Going Viral," 2 Oct. 2020 The first-term Democratic congresswoman represents much of western Connecticut, which includes Danbury, Meriden, New Britain and part of Waterbury. David Aaro, Fox News, "US Rep. Jahana Hayes says she tested positive for COVID-19," 21 Sep. 2020 But McSally was narrowly defeated by Democrat Kyrsten Sinema, then a Phoenix-area congresswoman, marking the first loss in a generation for a Republican running for Senate in Arizona. Washington Examiner Staff, Washington Examiner, "While McSally chases Kelly in Arizona, Joe Biden scrambles for Hispanic support," 17 Sep. 2020 In 1984, Democratic congresswoman Geraldine Ferraro became the first woman vice presidential candidate from a major political party. National Geographic, "The importance of Kamala Harris," 17 Aug. 2020

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1917, in the meaning defined above

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“Congresswoman.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Oct. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of congresswoman

: a woman who is a member of a congress and especially of the U.S. House of Representatives


con·​gress·​wom·​an | \ ˈkäŋ-grəs-ˌwu̇-mən How to pronounce congresswoman (audio) \
plural congresswomen\ -​grəs-​ˌwi-​mən \

Kids Definition of congresswoman

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


plural congresswomen

Legal Definition of congresswoman

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

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