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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Social media was instantly infatuated with the freshman congresswoman's latest stylish look—with some likening her to Olivia Pope, donning the figurative white hat. Kerry Pieri, Harper's BAZAAR, "Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Perfect White Cape Blazer, We Salute You," 6 Feb. 2019 Corrections & Amplifications Áurea Carolina is a congresswoman representing the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais. Jeffrey T. Lewis, WSJ, "Death Toll in Brazilian Mining-Dam Disaster Jumps to 34," 26 Jan. 2019 Just over two weeks after she was sworn in, freshman congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is slated to hold a session for her fellow representatives to teach them how to tweet this week. Mattie Kahn, Glamour, "Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Will Teach Democrats How to Do Twitter," 17 Jan. 2019 McSally is a two-term congresswoman long considered for the Senate by the state’s GOP establishment. Terry Tang, The Seattle Times, "Martha McSally to fill McCain Senate seat after losing race," 19 Dec. 2018 The 28-year-old powerhouse is running for congresswoman in New York’s 14th District. Zoe Harris, Marie Claire, "Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Has the Best Comebacks on Twitter," 24 July 2018 Kain worked on Esty’s 2012 campaign and was hired as a D.C. scheduler for the then-freshman congresswoman in January 2013. Neil Vigdor,, "Former Elizabeth Esty Aide: Congress Enables Domestic Violence and Harassment," 30 Mar. 2018 Calls from a sitting congresswoman for constituents to confront officials was too much even for her own party leadership. William Cummings, USA TODAY, "The list of Trump White House officials who have been hassled over administration policy," 27 June 2018 Heller is locked in a fight with Democrat Jacky Rosen, a Nevada congresswoman, and he is considered to be one of the more vulnerable Republicans in the Senate. David Montero,, "Contrasting views as Trump visits Nevada: 'Best president we've ever had' to fears that 'it could get worse'," 24 June 2018

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1917, in the meaning defined above

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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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