Meaning of “chairwoman” in the English Dictionary

"chairwoman" in English

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chairwomannoun [ C ]

uk /ˈtʃeəˌwʊm.ən/ us /ˈtʃerˌwʊm.ən/ plural -women uk /-wɪmɪn/ us also chair, chairperson

Examples from literature

  • Kate passed the message to the chairwoman. 
  • Mrs. Cox was the chairwoman of the Committee. 
  • Ruth was sent for and questioned by Miss Mackenzie, our chairwoman. 
  • She turned from her responsive audience to the chairwoman, who handed her a yellow envelope. 
  • When they were all seated round the table Miss Mackenzie, who was chairwoman, took out the agenda and read its contents aloud. 

(Definition of “chairwoman” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"chairwoman" in American English

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chairwomannoun [ C ]

us /ˈtʃeərˌwʊm·ən/ plural -women /ˈtʃeərˌwɪm·ən/

a woman in charge of a meeting, organization, or department; a chairperson

(Definition of “chairwoman” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"chairwoman" in Business English

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chairwomannoun [ C ]

uk /ˈtʃeəˌwʊmən/ us plural chairwomen

MEETINGS a woman who is in charge of a meeting, committee, or organization:

The Chairwoman of the State Board of Education urged lawmakers not to cut public school funding.

(Definition of “chairwoman” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)