sub·​cab·​i·​net ˌsəb-ˈkab-nit How to pronounce subcabinet (audio)
: of, relating to, or being a high administrative position in the U.S. government that ranks below the cabinet level

Examples of subcabinet in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The task force is co-chaired by Brian Deese, director of the National Economic Council, and Keith Hennessey, the assistant to the president for economic policy, and includes various Cabinet and subcabinet officials. Daniel Strauss, The New Republic, 20 Jan. 2022 With Mitch McConnell, the king of obstruction, as the likely Senate majority leader, Biden will have to struggle to win approval of each Cabinet and subcabinet pick. Walter Shapiro, The New Republic, 17 Dec. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1954, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of subcabinet was in 1954

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“Subcabinet.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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