congressman

[ kong-gris-muhn ]
/ ˈkɒŋ grɪs mən /

noun, plural con·gress·men.(often initial capital letter)

a member of a congress, especially of the U.S. House of Representatives.

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Origin of congressman

An Americanism dating back to 1770–80; congress + -man

usage note for congressman

See -man.
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British Dictionary definitions for congressman

Congressman
/ (ˈkɒŋɡrɛsmən) /

noun plural -men

(in the US) a male member of Congress, esp of the House of Representatives
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