stateswoman

noun
states·​wom·​an | \ ˈstātˌswu̇mən \
plural stateswomen

Definition of stateswoman

: a woman who is active in politics or government especially : one who holds high public office

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First Known Use of stateswoman

1611, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for stateswoman

state's (genitive of state entry 1) + woman

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“Stateswoman.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stateswoman. Accessed 28 Jan. 2022.

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