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congresswoman

[kong-gris-woo m-uh n]
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noun, plural con·gress·wom·en. (often initial capital letter)
  1. 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

See -woman.
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legislatorcongressmancouncilwomancouncilmancongresswomancongresspersoncouncilperson

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Congresswoman

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