[vahys-chair-muh n]
noun, plural vice-chair·men.
  1. 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. 2018

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Contemporary Examples of vice-chairman

  • Most immediately, he has to select a new chairman and vice-chairman of the joint chiefs, as well as a chief of naval operations.

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Historical Examples of vice-chairman

British Dictionary definitions for vice-chairman


noun plural -men
  1. 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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