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[ chair-woom-uhn ]


, plural chair·wom·en.
  1. a woman who presides over a meeting, committee, department, etc.

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Gender Note

Is it chairman , chairwoman, or chairperson? See chairperson.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of chairwoman1

First recorded in 1690–1700; chair + woman

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Example Sentences

Jessica Rosenworcel, the acting chairwoman of the Federal Communications Commission, said on Twitter that the agency was working to figure out what was going on with the outage.

The Central Committee of the Republican Party of San Diego County elected Paula Whitsell to serve as the new chairwoman of the local party Monday.

In one high-profile example, in 2014, he threatened to hold the chairwoman of the Geauga County Republican Party in contempt of court after he learned she had privately characterized him as a “narcissist and mentally ill.”

Instead, in August the CPSC’s then-acting chairwoman posted a brief “safety alert” about the elevator door gap on the agency’s website and sent a similar notice to governors in every state.

Delia Houseal, chairwoman of the Advisory Neighborhood Commission in Marshall Heights, said “there has been a lot of shootings in our area for the past couple of days now.”

She is chairwoman for the Qatar Foundation for Education, Science, and Community Development.

Chairwoman: PA starting war against soldiers, we'll defend them.

Labor Chairwoman Shelly Yachimovich also wrote Obama congratulations.

Gen. that they prevent the Iranian President from speaking, said the organization's chairwoman Irit Kahn.

On State of the Union, the DNC chairwoman said the GOP is only interested in a jobs bill that would aid corporations.

When they were all seated round the table Miss Mackenzie, who was chairwoman, took out the agenda and read its contents aloud.

She greeted her chairwoman somewhat tremulously, and then faced her audience.

She turned from her responsive audience to the chairwoman, who handed her a yellow envelope.

Some rather humorous discussion was had as to whether the president should be called Mrs. Chairman or Mrs. Chairwoman.

"Silence, if you please, for the Chairwoman," said Miss Gilchrist.





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