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 The retiring congresswoman, first elected in 2010, held between $1,001 and $15,000, as well as between $15,001 and $50,000, in Alibaba stock through two separate trust accounts in 2018. Naomi Lim, Washington Examiner, "House Democrat in tough reelection race talks tough on China but has invested in one of its largest companies," 22 May 2020 The freshman New York congresswoman was referring to two separate reports about Burr's activities in February. NBC News, "Vermont announces first 2 deaths," 20 Mar. 2020 Their racist rant came three days after Trump began his attacks on Omar and three of her fellow Democratic congresswomen—Representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Ayanna S. Pressley of Massachusetts and Rashida Tlaib of Michigan. Lynn Yaeger, Vogue, "The Week in Washington: “What a Crowd, and What Great People”," 21 July 2019 Elise Stefanik, a Republican congresswoman for North Country, New York, was one of the biggest winners in the House’s small-donor impeachment sweepstakes. Jake Bernstein, The New York Review of Books, "The Fundraising Pulpit," 8 Apr. 2020 Prior to her presidential campaign, the congresswoman was perhaps best known for a controversial 2017 trip to Syria to meet with al-Assad. Nataly Pak, ABC News, "Tulsi Gabbard: Everything you need to know about the 2020 presidential candidate," 19 Mar. 2020 Amid the frustrations, some of the new congresswomen felt rewarded by gaining a hearing for causes and constituents rarely heard. New York Times, "The Women in Congress Who Are Making a Revolution," 10 Mar. 2020 Hawaii congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard and California billionaire Tom Steyer each had 1%. Robert T. Garrett, Dallas News, "Bernie Sanders, aided by Hispanics, bursts into lead in Texas primary, Dallas News-UT Tyler poll shows," 1 Mar. 2020 In the House, Republicans tried to distract from the process and 2020 presidential candidate and congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) ignited a firestorm with her vote on the inquiry. Lucy Diavolo, Teen Vogue, "Impeachment Ends in Acquittal for President Donald Trump After Senate Votes “Not Guilty” Twice," 5 Feb. 2020

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1917, in the meaning defined above

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“Congresswoman.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Jun. 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


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Legal Definition of congresswoman

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

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