from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A woman engaged in business.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun a female businessman.

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  • noun A woman involved in business.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a female businessperson


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  • And how can they be taken seriously if, as in Russia, the term "businesswoman" is synonymous with prostitute?

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • But the businessman could be an associate at Morgan Stanley who majored in econ, while the businesswoman could be a human-relations manager at Foot Locker who took a lot of psych courses.

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  • Tillie LeBlang is known as a businesswoman, philanthropist, and mother.

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  • The producer wanted to include me as a grassroots blogger, don't know why I was called a businesswoman either, but it was amazing to be included on the programme at all.

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  • "I found it difficult to work with other people," recalls the businesswoman, who wears Chinese collars under her Lanvin dresses.

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  • She claims to be a 'businesswoman', yet she was merely (and for quite a short time) employed; "businesswoman" means she owed or ran a business ... another LIE.

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  • She has no problem being identified as a businesswoman who happens to be a mom. - Home Page

  • As much as she is a talented racer, Patrick is also a shrewd businesswoman, which is why I see her moving to NASCAR sooner rather than later.


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