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[steyts-woo m-uh n]
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.
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Origin of stateswoman

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

Usage note

See -woman.
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Historical Examples of stateswoman

  • 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

  • I think you shine as a stateswoman of late, as well as a farmeress.

  • A stateswoman or statesman is one who is intelligently active in work that materially benefits the citizens of a state or nation.

  • The history of 1860 and the following winter proves that in her the world has lost a stateswoman.