[ang-ker-woo m-uh n]

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. 2018

British Dictionary definitions for anchorwoman


noun plural -women
  1. sport the last woman in a team to compete, esp in a relay race
  2. 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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