committeewoman

[kuh-mit-ee-woo m-uh n]

noun, plural com·mit·tee·wom·en.

a woman serving as a member of a committee.
a woman who is the leader of a political ward or precinct.

Origin of committeewoman

First recorded in 1850–55; committee + woman

Usage note

See -woman.
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