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

Examples of congresswoman in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Campaign finance records reviewed by Fox News show that the congresswoman's campaign has paid her daughter, Karen Waters, a cumulative $74,000 in donor cash through September. Houston Keene, Fox News, 18 Oct. 2021 As activists mobilized this summer to ask Minneapolis voters to replace their police department, one of the first prominent Democrats to slam the plan was a moderate congresswoman who doesn’t even live in the city. Steve Karnowski,, 3 Oct. 2021 Certainly not the congresswoman's conservative bona fides. Chris Cillizza, CNN, 2 Oct. 2021 Politically, much of the city also falls into Rep. Ayanna Pressley's congressional district, whose 2018 victory made her Massachusetts' first Black congresswoman. Rick Klein, ABC News, 14 Sep. 2021 The move ends mounting speculation over the Orlando congresswoman's political future. Steven Sloan And Bobby Caina Calvan, Star Tribune, 18 May 2021 Floyd's girlfriend, Courteney Ross, expressed a similar sentiment to the congresswoman's on Tuesday. Haley Victory Smith, Washington Examiner, 20 Apr. 2021 Both Georgia congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene and Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott recently cited a 1996 health law when refusing to answer reporters’ questions regarding whether they were vaccinated. Bill Rankin, ajc, 6 Aug. 2021 Controversial Georgia congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene is in downstate Effingham tonight for a fundraiser with U.S. Rep. Mary Miller of Illinois. Lisa Donovan,, 8 July 2021

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First Known Use of congresswoman

1868, in the meaning defined above

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“Congresswoman.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Oct. 2021.

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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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