[ vahys-chair-muh n ]
/ ˈvaɪsˈtʃɛər mən /

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.

Origin of vice-chairman

First recorded in 1855–60 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for vice-chairman


noun plural -men

a person who deputizes for a chairman and serves in his place during his absence or indisposition

Derived forms of vice-chairman

vice-chairmanship, noun
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