chairwoman

[chair-woom-uhn]
noun, plural chairwomen.
a woman who presides over a meeting, committee, department, etc.
Also called chairlady.


Origin:
1690–1700; chair + woman

chair, chairman, chairperson, chairwoman (see usage note at chairperson).


See chairperson.
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chairwoman

noun
the officer who presides at the meetings of an organization; "address your remarks to the chairperson" [syn: president
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The chairwoman insisted that she had sent an e-mail message discouraging graduate students from withholding grades.
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