Definition of stateswoman in English:


Syllabification: states·wom·an
Pronunciation: /ˈstātsˌwo͝omən

noun (plural stateswomen)

A skilled, experienced, and respected female political leader or figure.
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  • ‘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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