congresswoman

[ kong-gris-woom-uhn ]
/ ˈkɒŋ grɪsˌwʊm ən /

noun, plural con·gress·wom·en.(often initial capital letter)

a female member of a congress, especially of the U.S. House of Representatives.

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Origin of congresswoman

First recorded in 1915–20; congress + -woman

usage note for congresswoman

See -woman.
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British Dictionary definitions for congresswoman

Congresswoman
/ (ˈkɒŋɡrɛswʊmən) /

noun plural -women

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