committeeman

/keuh mit"ee meuhn, -man'/, n., pl. committeemen /-meuhn, -men'/.
1. a member of a committee.
2. the leader of a political ward or precinct.
3. See shop steward.
[1645-55; COMMITTEE + MAN1]
Usage. See -man.

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  • Committeeman — Com*mit tee*man, n. A member of a committee. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • committeeman — [kə mit′ēmən] n. pl. committeemen [kə mit′ēmən] 1. a member of a committee ☆ 2. a ward or precinct leader for a political party …   English World dictionary

  • committeeman — noun Committeeman is used after these nouns: ↑precinct …   Collocations dictionary

  • committeeman — noun Date: 1654 1. a member of a committee 2. a party leader of a ward or precinct …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • committeeman — noun a) A man who is a member of a committee b) A man who is a local leader of a political party See Also: committeewoman …   Wiktionary

  • committeeman — Synonyms and related words: Greek, affiliate, associate, belonger, brother, card carrier, card carrying member, cardholder, charter member, clubber, clubman, clubwoman, committeewoman, comrade, conventioneer, conventioner, conventionist, district …   Moby Thesaurus

  • committeeman — n. man who is a member of a committee (group of persons appointed or elected to act upon some matter of business, board, council) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • committeeman — com·mit·tee·man …   English syllables

  • committeeman — com•mit•tee•man [[t]kəˈmɪt i mən, ˌmæn[/t]] n. pl. men [[t] mən, ˌmɛn[/t]] 1) a member of a committee 2) gov the leader of a political ward or precinct • Etymology: 1645–55 usage: See man …   From formal English to slang

  • committeeman — /kəˈmɪtiˌmæn/ (say kuh mitee.man) noun (plural committeemen) 1. a man who is a member of a committee. 2. a man who is obsessed with administrative procedures. –committeewoman, noun …   Australian English dictionary

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