congressman-at-large

[ kong-gris-muh n-uh t-lahrj ]
/ ˈkɒŋ grɪs mən ətˈlɑrdʒ /

noun, plural con·gress·men-at-large [kong-gris-muh n-uh t-lahrj] /ˈkɒŋ grɪs mən ətˈlɑrdʒ/.

a U.S. congressman who is elected from a state as a whole and not from a district.

Nearby words

  1. congress, library of,
  2. congressional,
  3. congressional district,
  4. congressional record,
  5. congressman,
  6. congressmember,
  7. congressperson,
  8. congresswoman,
  9. congreve,
  10. congreve, william

Origin of congressman-at-large

An Americanism dating back to 1880–85

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