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ombudswoman

[ om-buhdz-woom-uhn, -boodz-, awm- ]
/ ˈɒm bədzˌwʊm ən, -bʊdz-, ˈɔm- /
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noun, plural om·buds·wom·en.
a woman employed to investigate complaints against government or institutional officials, employers, etc.
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Origin of ombudswoman

First recorded in 1960–65; ombuds(man) + -woman

usage note for ombudswoman

See -woman.
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