congresswoman

noun
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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Axne, a freshman congresswoman from Iowa's 3rd District, won partly due to support from suburban women. Adam Brewster, CBS News, "Trump surrogate in Iowa compares him to Mother Teresa for what, she says, he's done for women," 23 Aug. 2019 Last week, a California congresswoman visiting the Border Patrol’s processing center in McAllen encountered a 13-year-old girl holding a U.S. passport. Nomaan Merchant, chicagotribune.com, "U.S. citizen wrongfully detained for more than three weeks released; ICE blames conflicting reports of citizenship," 24 July 2019 Last week, a California congresswoman visiting the Border Patrol’s processing center in McAllen encountered a 13-year-old girl holding a U.S. passport. Nomaan Merchant, The Denver Post, "ICE releases 18-year-old U.S. citizen wrongfully detained near border for more than three weeks," 23 July 2019 Mr Trump’s attacks on Ilhan Omar, which have raised the standing of the first-time congresswoman of Somali descent in Minneapolis, have also helped to expose an urban-rural fault line among Democrats, says Mr Jacobs. The Economist, "Rural Minnesota’s Democratic voters are shifting allegiances," 22 Aug. 2019 As odious as the far-left congresswomen are, denying them entry will hurt the Jewish state far more than their visit would have. Jonathan S. Tobin, National Review, "Banning Omar and Tlaib May Help Trump, but It Hurts Israel," 16 Aug. 2019 And then two days later, remember the president told the four U.S. congresswoman to go back to their country. Condé Nast Traveler, "Author E. Jean Carroll on Her Feminist Road Trip Across America: Women Who Travel Podcast," 13 Aug. 2019 The congresswomen have clearly struck a nerve with Trump with their elections and the vocal stances on his xenophobic immigration policies, including family separation and migrant detention. Michelle Ruiz, Vogue, "So, President Trump, Should Your Wife "Go Back" to Her Country, Too?," 15 July 2019 An ad showing a freshman congresswoman’s face in flames that aired during the Democratic Presidential debate Thursday night has resulted in #BoycottABC trending on Twitter. James Hibberd, EW.com, "Controversial AOC debate ad gets #BoycottABC trending," 13 Sep. 2019

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1917, in the meaning defined above

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congresswoman

noun

English Language Learners Definition of congresswoman

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

congresswoman

noun
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

congresswoman

noun
con·​gress·​wom·​an
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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