ombudswoman

[ om-buhdz-woom-uhn, -boodz-, awm- ]

noun,plural om·buds·wom·en.
  1. a woman employed to investigate complaints against government or institutional officials, employers, etc.

Origin of ombudswoman

1
First recorded in 1960–65; ombuds(man) + -woman

usage note For ombudswoman

See -woman.

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