stateswoman

[ steyts-woo m-uh n ]
/ ˈsteɪtsˌwʊm ən /
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noun, plural states·wom·en.

a woman who is experienced in the art of government.
a woman who exhibits great wisdom and ability in directing the affairs of a government.

Nearby words

  1. statesman,
  2. statesmanlike,
  3. statesmanly,
  4. statesmanship,
  5. statesville,
  6. statewide,
  7. statfarad,
  8. stathenry,
  9. statia,
  10. static

Origin of stateswoman

First recorded in 1600–10; states(man) + -woman

Usage note

See -woman.

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