A woman engaged in business. See Usage Note at man.(noun)
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Use "businesswoman" in a sentence
"And how can they be taken seriously if, as in Russia, the term "businesswoman" is synonymous with prostitute?"
"The businesswoman is currently in dispute with her bank, HSBC, after £240 was mysteriously taken from her account, at 2. 10am from a cash machine in St James's Street, just round the corner from her Brighton home."
"Hm. Leaving a very high paying job as a BUSINESSWOMAN (I'm not going to argue with you about that anymore because obviously giving birth to all of those kids has drained your mental faculties enough for you to not understand that a "businesswoman" is just a woman in business."