[ ang-ker-woo m-uh n ]
/ ˈæŋ kərˌwʊm ən /

noun, plural an·chor·wom·en. Radio and Television.

a woman who anchors a program of news, sports, etc.; anchor.

Origin of anchorwoman

First recorded in 1970–75; anchor(man) + -woman

Usage note

See -woman. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for anchorwoman


/ (ˈæŋkəˌwʊmən) /

noun plural -women

sport the last woman in a team to compete, esp in a relay race
Also called: anchor, presenter (in broadcasting) a woman in a central studio who links up and maintains contact with various outside camera units, reporters, etc
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