[chair-woo m-uh n]
- a woman who presides over a meeting, committee, department, etc.
Origin of chairwoman
Also called chairlady.
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Gen. that they prevent the Iranian President from speaking, said the organization's chairwoman Irit Kahn.Bibi Or The Beeb
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Ruth was sent for and questioned by Miss Mackenzie, our chairwoman.
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When they were all seated round the table Miss Mackenzie, who was chairwoman, took out the agenda and read its contents aloud.
Word Origin and History for chairwoman
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