[kuh-mit-ee-muh n, -man]

noun, plural com·mit·tee·men [kuh-mit-ee-muh n, -men] /kəˈmɪt i mən, -ˌmɛn/.

a member of a committee.
the leader of a political ward or precinct.

Origin of committeeman

First recorded in 1645–55; committee + man1

Usage note

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

Examples from the Web for committeeman

Contemporary Examples of committeeman

  • Some bought tickets for $50 from their desperate Democratic committeeman.

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    Obama's Fire Sale

    Gail Sheehy

    September 23, 2010

Historical Examples of committeeman

  • Even when he must have realized that you had the votes for committeeman he kept still.

    Cy Whittaker's Place

    Joseph C. Lincoln

  • Vose Adams, the second committeeman, felt it his duty to explain his position.

  • The committeeman put a glass in his eye and regarded him quite coolly.

    The Candidate

    Joseph Alexander Altsheler

  • "King" Plummer was regarding the committeeman with astonished interest.

    The Candidate

    Joseph Alexander Altsheler

  • The committeeman knew then that these men should be disqualified; but how was he to act?

British Dictionary definitions for committeeman


noun plural -men

mainly US a member of one or more committees
Derived Formscommitteewoman, fem n
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