[kong-gris-woo m-uh n]

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

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

Origin of congresswoman

First recorded in 1915–20; congress + -woman

Usage note

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

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noun plural -women

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