[ steyts-woo m-uh n ]
/ ˈsteɪtsˌwʊm ən /

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.

Origin of stateswoman

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

usage note for stateswoman

See -woman. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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