congressman
noun Date: 1780 a member of a congress; especially a member of the United States House of Representatives

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  • congressman — con·gress·man n pl con·gress·men: a member of Congress; esp: a member of the U.S. House of Representatives Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. congressman …   Law dictionary

  • Congressman — Con gress*man, n.; pl. {Congressmen}. A member of the Congress of the United States, esp. of the House of Representatives. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • congressman — 1780, in reference to members of U.S. CONGRESS (Cf. Congress), and it first appears in a piece of abuse (written by a Loyalist): Ye coxcomb Congressmen, declaimers keen, Brisk puppets of the Philadelphia scene ... Congresswoman attested from 1918 …   Etymology dictionary

  • congressman — (or congresswoman) ► NOUN ▪ a male (or female) member of the US Congress …   English terms dictionary

  • congressman — ☆ congressman [käŋ′gris mən, kän′gris mən ] n. pl. congressmen [käŋ′grismən, kän′grismən] [often C ] a member of Congress, esp. of the House of Representatives …   English World dictionary

  • congressman — UK [ˈkɒŋɡresmən] / US [ˈkɑŋɡrəsmən] noun [countable] Word forms congressman : singular congressman plural congressmen UK [ˈkɒŋɡresmən] / US [ˈkɑŋɡrəsmən] a man who is a member of the US congress, especially the House of Representatives …   English dictionary

  • congressman — [[t]kɒ̱ŋgrɪsmən[/t]] congressmen N COUNT; N TITLE A congressman is a male member of the US Congress, especially of the House of Representatives …   English dictionary

  • congressman — noun (C) a man who is a member of a congress, especially the US House of Representatives: Congressman Stephen Richards Rojack …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • congressman — /kong gris meuhn/, n., pl. congressmen. (often cap.) a member of a congress, esp. of the U.S. House of Representatives. [1770 80, Amer.; CONGRESS + MAN] Usage. See man. * * * …   Universalium

  • congressman — noun a) A male member of congress. b) A male member of the …   Wiktionary

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