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[ kong-gris-woom-uhn ]


, plural con·gress·wom·en.
  1. a female member of a congress, especially of the U.S. House of Representatives.


/ ˈkɒŋɡrɛswʊmən /


  1. (in the US) a female member of Congress, esp of the House of Representatives

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Gender Note

Is it congresswoman or congressperson? See -woman.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of congresswoman1

First recorded in 1915–20; congress + -woman

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Example Sentences

How Republicans helped prop up the controversial congresswoman from Georgia.

Both congresswomen grasped how the platform fostered dialogue and utilized the benefits of live-streaming to land messages without force and ultimately build their credibility.

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Kelly joins Sinema, a former congresswoman who won election to the Senate in 2018, also defeating McSally.

She said her other main focus as congresswoman will be on fighting for passage of the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act.

Bowman is close with the “Squad” of liberal congresswomen of color that includes Ocasio-Cortez.

The former congresswoman has advocated for tighter gun laws after being the victim of a near-fatal shooting in Tucson in 2011.

The evidence shows quite the contrary, not that facts would stop the hate-spewing soon-to-be-former congresswoman.

“Every decision that I make I pray about, as does my husband,” the Congresswoman explained.

After all, the four-term Congresswoman is hardly dripping with historical, or even political, import.

Carolyn Maloney, a congresswoman from the east side of the Manhattan, waded through the crowd to speak.


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