chairwoman
chairwoman chairwoman n. a female officer who presides at the meetings of a committee, meeting, or organization; a female chairperson.

Syn: president, chairman, chair, chairperson. [WordNet 1.5]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • chairwoman — chair‧wom‧an [ˈtʆeəˌwʊmən ǁ ˈtʆer ] noun chairwomen PLURALFORM [ ˌwɪmɪn] [countable] COMMERCE a woman who is in charge of a meeting or who directs the work of a committee or organization; = CHAIR: • the acting chairwoman of the Broadcasting… …   Financial and business terms

  • chairwoman — [cherwoom΄ən] n. pl. chairwomen [cher′wim΄in] a female CHAIRMAN (n. 1) …   English World dictionary

  • chairwoman — chairman, chairwoman, chairperson, chair The term chairman, which combines connotations of power with grammatical gender bias, has been a keyword in feminist sensitivities about language. Chairwoman dates from the 17c, but (as the OED notes) it… …   Modern English usage

  • Chairwoman — Chair|wo|man [ t̮ʃɛ:ɐ̯wʊmən ], die; , …women […wɪmɪn] [engl. chairwoman, zu: woman = Frau]: w. Form zu ↑ Chairman. * * * Chair|wo|man [ tʃɛ:ɐ̯wʊmən], die; , ...women [wɪmɪn; engl. chairwoman, zu woman = Frau]: vgl. ↑Chairman …   Universal-Lexikon

  • chairwoman — [[t]tʃe͟ə(r)wʊmən[/t]] chairwomen N COUNT The chairwoman of a meeting, committee, or organization is the woman in charge of it. Primakov was in Japan meeting with the chairwoman of the Socialist Party there …   English dictionary

  • chairwoman — UK [ˈtʃeə(r)ˌwʊmən] / US [ˈtʃerˌwʊmən] noun [countable] Word forms chairwoman : singular chairwoman plural chairwomen UK [ˈtʃeə(r)ˌwɪmɪn] / US [ˈtʃerˌwɪmɪn] a) the woman who is in charge of a meeting or committee b) the woman in charge of a large …   English dictionary

  • chairwoman — noun A female chairperson At a Reform dinner which took place in 1832, the united ages of three women, including the chairwoman, amounted to 264. Ant: chairman …   Wiktionary

  • chairwoman — noun the officer who presides at the meetings of an organization address your remarks to the chairperson • Syn: ↑president, ↑chairman, ↑chair, ↑chairperson • Derivationally related forms: ↑chair ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • chairwoman — noun Date: 1685 a woman who serves as chairman …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • chairwoman — /chair woom euhn/, n., pl. chairwomen. a woman who presides over a meeting, committee, department, etc. Also called chairlady. [1690 1700; CHAIR + WOMAN] Usage. See chairperson. * * * …   Universalium

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