varapuhemies

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Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

vara- (vice) +‎ puhemies (chairman)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈʋɑrɑˌpuɦeˌmːies/
  • Hyphenation: va‧ra‧pu‧he‧mies

Noun[edit]

varapuhemies

  1. vice chairman, deputy speaker; a title used of the deputy to the chair of certain bodies, such as a parliament, instead of the more common varapuheenjohtaja.
    eduskunnan varapuhemies = the deputy speaker of the parliament

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Usage notes[edit]

This word is a generic masculine; it is also used when referring to women.