Definitions

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

  • noun A man who is a member of a committee.
  • noun A man who is a party leader of a ward or precinct.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A member of a committee.

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

  • noun A member of a committee.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A man who is a member of a committee
  • noun US A man who is a local leader of a political party

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

  • noun a man who is a member of committee

Etymologies

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committee +‎ -man

Examples

  • As it has been explained to me, the primary responsibility of a precinct committeeman is to turn out the registered republicans in their precinct to vote.

    Meet Charlotte Bergmann (R CAND, TN-09). | RedState

  • Charles Cunliffe, a four-term committeeman in Lakewood and a longtime Democrat, is making his re-election bid on the Independent Lakewood party.

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  • Alex Gilsenan, a one-term committeeman whose term is expiring, said he chose not to run due to professional and personal reasons.

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  • Charles Cunliffe, 55, of Jennifer Drive, a four-term committeeman in Lakewood and longtime Democrat, is making his re-election bid on the Independent Lakewood ticket.

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  • Being a committeeman is a crucial part of shaping the local party.

    Tea Partiers: Becoming politically relevant through civic duty and the Precinct Committeeman Strategy. | RedState

  • Containing the observations of Bill Bradley on the delights and dangers of being a "committeeman" in high authority and bossing the fight in a big campaign.

    Tattlings of a Retired Politician

  • While in Springfield, he gained another office, 19th Ward Democratic committeeman, meaning the young state senator served as party boss over his ward and its share of patronage.

    Chicago Reader

  • "I've talked to some folks in different campaigns," said David Fagus, the Democratic ward committeeman in the 49th ward on the city's North Side, who said he has about 100 volunteers at his disposal if and when he commits to a campaign.

    Chicago Mayor Race May Be A Street Fight

  • "I've talked to some folks in different campaigns," said David Fagus, the Democratic ward committeeman in the 49th ward on the city's North Side, who said he has about 100 volunteers at his disposal if and when he commits to a campaign.

    Chicago Mayor Race May Be A Street Fight

  • "I've talked to some folks in different campaigns," said David Fagus, the Democratic ward committeeman in the 49th ward on the city's North Side, who said he has about 100 volunteers at his disposal if and when he commits to a campaign.

    Chicago Mayor Race May Be A Street Fight

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