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Definition of "congressman" []

  • A man who is a member of the U.S. Congress, especially of the House of Representatives. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "congressman" in a sentence
  • "While Mr. Hoeffel, a former three-term congressman, is short on campaign funds, he will probably do well in Philadelphia and its four suburban counties, which have many liberal-leaning Democrats."
  • "Now he is putting his executive operation in the hands of a three-term congressman from the Polish and Catholic precincts of District 5 and a onetime protege of Mayor Richard M. Daley."
  • "Mr. Blumenauer, a seven-term congressman, is bracing for a tough vote on sending more troops to Afghanistan while he frets about the detention facility at Guantánamo Bay remaining open."