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[kuh-mit-ee-muh n, -man] /kəˈmɪt i mən, -ˌmæn/
noun, plural committeemen
[kuh-mit-ee-muh n, -men] /kəˈmɪt i mən, -ˌmɛn/ (Show IPA)
a member of a committee.
the leader of a political ward or precinct.
Origin of committeeman
First recorded in 1645-55; committee + man1
Usage note
See -man. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Even when he must have realized that you had the votes for committeeman he kept still.

    Cy Whittaker's Place Joseph C. Lincoln
  • Vose Adams, the second committeeman, felt it his duty to explain his position.

    A Waif of the Mountains Edward S. Ellis
  • The committeeman put a glass in his eye and regarded him quite coolly.

    The Candidate Joseph Alexander Altsheler
  • "King" Plummer was regarding the committeeman with astonished interest.

    The Candidate Joseph Alexander Altsheler
  • The committeeman knew then that these men should be disqualified; but how was he to act?

  • “He is not unknown to me,” broke in the committeeman at the other end of the table.

  • "Oh, for that matter I'll give it to you," the committeeman replied.

  • Mr. Green is committeeman; he likes us, and I don't believe but what he'll let me have it.

    Aikenside Mary J. Holmes
  • The present apportionment is one committeeman for every fifteen votes.

    The Boss and the Machine Samuel P. Orth
British Dictionary definitions for committeeman


/kəˈmɪtɪmən; -ˌmæn/
noun (pl) -men
(mainly US) a member of one or more committees
Derived Forms
committeewoman, noun:feminine
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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