noun (plural stateswomen)
A skilled, experienced, and respected female political leader or figure.
- ‘They're so cute; I just love what they do,’ says elder stateswoman Williamson of the young band.
- What, did they think her an Old Russun stateswoman or something?
- Therefore, what the Democrats need, and what America needs, is a Jimmy Carter / John Kennedy / Abraham Lincoln / Thomas Jefferson statesman or stateswoman.
Early 17th century: from state's woman, after statesman.
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