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congressperson

[kong-gris-pur-suh n] /ˈkɒŋ grɪsˌpɜr sən/
noun, (often initial capital letter)
Origin of congressperson
1970-1975
First recorded in 1970-75; congress(man) + -person
Usage note
See -person.
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  • Those tickets are free, but “controlled” by Congress; “be in touch with your congressperson or Senator,” the Obama people suggest.

    Inaugural Hell Lyric Winik January 4, 2009

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