congressman

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Etymology[edit]

congress +‎ -man

Noun[edit]

congressman (plural congressmen)

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

Usage notes[edit]

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 "Congressman"/"Congresswoman".

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