[ steyts-woom-uhn ]

noun,plural states·wom·en.
  1. a woman who is experienced in the art of government.

  2. a woman who exhibits great wisdom and ability in directing the affairs of a government.

Origin of stateswoman

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

usage note For stateswoman

See -woman.

Words Nearby stateswoman Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use stateswoman in a sentence

  • She was willing to essay the rle of stateswoman with no other principle than revenge and no other policy than plunder.

    Court Beauties of Old Whitehall | W. R. H. Trowbridge
  • Lady Marney was a great stateswoman, a leader in fashionable politics.

    The World's Greatest Books, Vol III | Arthur Mee and J.A. Hammerton, Eds.
  • A stateswoman or statesman is one who is intelligently active in work that materially benefits the citizens of a state or nation.

    The Myth in Marriage | Alice Hubbard
  • The history of 1860 and the following winter proves that in her the world has lost a stateswoman.

  • Lady Firebrace, a great stateswoman among the tories, was proud of an admirer who was a member of the whig cabinet.

    Sybil | Benjamin Disraeli