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con·gress·wom·an

 (kŏng′grĭs-wo͝om′ən)
n.
A woman who is a member of the US Congress, especially of the House of Representatives.

Congresswoman

(ˈkɒŋɡrɛswʊmən)
n, pl -women
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (in the US) a female member of Congress, esp of the House of Representatives

con•gress•wom•an

(ˈkɒŋ grɪsˌwʊm ən)

n., pl. -wom•en.
(often cap.) a woman who is a member of a congress, esp. of the U.S. House of Representatives.
[1915–20]
usage: See -woman.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.congresswoman - a member of the United States House of Representativescongresswoman - a member of the United States House of Representatives
rep - informal abbreviation of `representative'
legislator - someone who makes or enacts laws
Translations
عُضْوَة مَجْلِس النُّوّاب
členka Kongresu
kvindeligt kongresmedlem
képviselõnõnői kongresszusi tag
òingkona
členka Kongresu

congresswoman

[ˈkɒŋgresˌwʊmən] N (congresswomen (pl)) (US) → diputada f, miembro f del Congreso

Congresswoman

congresswoman [ˈkɒŋgrɪswʊmən] n (US) (POLITICS)membre f du Congrès

Congresswoman

n pl <-women> → Kongressabgeordnete f

congresswoman

[ˈkɒŋgrɛsˌwʊmən] n (-women (pl)) (Am) → (donna) membro del Congresso

congress

(ˈkoŋgres) , ((American) -gris) noun
1. a formal meeting, especially an assembly of delegates etc.
2. a law-making body or parliament, especially that of the United States. He has been elected to Congress.
conˈgressional (-ʃənl) adjective
ˈcongressman noun
ˈcongresswoman noun
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