[ kong-gris-pur-suh n ]
/ ˈkɒŋ grɪsˌpɜr sən /

noun (often initial capital letter)

Nearby words

  1. congressional district,
  2. congressional record,
  3. congressman,
  4. congressman-at-large,
  5. congressmember,
  6. congresswoman,
  7. congreve,
  8. congreve, william,
  9. congruence,
  10. congruency

Origin of congressperson

First recorded in 1970–75; congress(man) + -person

Usage note

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

Examples from the Web for congressperson

  • Those tickets are free, but “controlled” by Congress; “be in touch with your Congressperson or Senator,” the Obama people suggest.

    Inaugural Hell|Lyric Winik|January 4, 2009|DAILY BEAST