vice-chairman

[ vahys-chair-muh n ]
/ ˈvaɪsˈtʃɛər mən /
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noun, plural vice-chair·men.

a member of a committee, board, group, etc., designated as immediately subordinate to a chairman and serving as such in the latter's absence; a person who acts for and assists a chairman.

Nearby words

  1. vice president,
  2. vice squad,
  3. vice versa,
  4. vice-,
  5. vice-admiral,
  6. vice-chancellor,
  7. vice-consul,
  8. vice-county,
  9. vice-president,
  10. vice-regent

Origin of vice-chairman

First recorded in 1855–60

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British Dictionary definitions for vice-chairman

vice-chairman

noun plural -men

a person who deputizes for a chairman and serves in his place during his absence or indisposition
Derived Formsvice-chairmanship, noun

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