chairwoman

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chair +‎ woman

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chairwoman (plural chairwomen)

  1. A female chairperson
    • 1845, The New Statistical Account of Scotland
      At a Reform dinner which took place in 1832, the united ages of three women, including the chairwoman, amounted to 264.
  2. (obsolete) A charwoman
    • 1812 The Works of the Rev. Jonathan Swift, D.D
      . . . according to her skill and qualifications, whether in the nature of a dairy-maid, a cook, or chairwoman.

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