noun, plural con·gress·men. (often initial capital letter)
- congress party,
- congress, library of,
- congressional district,
- congressional record,
Origin of congressman
Examples from the Web for congressman
Remember the Christian congressman caught snogging a staffer?
The congressman traces his belief in Santa Claus back 40 years, when he was a student going to college “on the GI Bill.”
The future congressman also had some spaghetti but no sauce.
Meet the outgoing Michigan Republican congressman who switched his vote and kept the government funded Thursday.Quirky Reindeer Farmer Keeps Government Open for Christmas|Ben Jacobs|December 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Edwin Edwards has been a governor, a congressman, and a federal prisoner.
With the congressman's secretary and the teacher Carol leased a small flat.Main Street|Sinclair Lewis
Now, working his way through the crowd comes a United States Congressman, and yonder is the president of a railroad.The Indians of the Painted Desert Region|George Wharton James
There was no Congressman who did not know perfectly well that the people wanted Jackson rather than Adams.A History of the United States|Cecil Chesterton
But it was possible to answer certain falsehoods, especially when uttered by some Senator or Congressman of note.Theodore Roosevelt|Theodore Roosevelt
The old house passed into the hands of my elder sister, who is married to a Congressman from the West.
noun plural -men
1780, in reference to members of U.S. Congress, and it first appears in a piece of abuse (written by a Loyalist):
Ye coxcomb Congressmen, declaimers keen,
Brisk puppets of the Philadelphia scene ...
Congresswoman attested from 1918 (Jeannette Rankin (1880-1973) was the first).