congresswoman

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congresswoman (plural congresswomen)

  1. A female member of congress
  2. (US) A female member of the House of Representatives

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Although both the United States Senate and the House of Representatives make up the United States Congress, a member of the Senate is usually referred to only as "Senator", while a member of the House may be referred to as either "Representative" or "Congresswoman"/"Congressman".

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