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congressperson

[ kong-gris-pur-suhn ]
/ ˈkɒŋ grɪsˌpɜr sən /
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noun (often initial capital letter)

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Origin of congressperson

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

usage note for congressperson

See -person.
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