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[biz-nis-woo m-uh n] /ˈbɪz nɪsˌwʊm ən/
noun, plural businesswomen.
a woman regularly employed in business, especially a white-collar worker, executive, or owner.
Origin of businesswoman
1835-45, Americanism; business + -woman Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for businesswoman


noun (pl) -women
a woman engaged in commercial or industrial business, esp as an owner or executive
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