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committeewoman

[kuh-mit-ee-woo m-uh n] /kəˈmɪt iˌwʊm ən/
noun, plural committeewomen.
1.
a woman serving as a member of a committee.
2.
a woman who is the leader of a political ward or precinct.
Origin
1850-1855
1850-55; committee + woman
Usage note
See -woman.
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