Definition of businesswoman in US English:



  • 1A woman who works in business or commerce, especially at an executive level.

    • ‘Some dressed like businesswomen and wore winter scarves in May.’
    • ‘‘Theresa is a very determined person, a committed, energetic and highly motivated businesswoman who loves Russia and Russian art,’ Doletskaya said.’
    • ‘Mind you, Flanagan finds Stewart to be ‘the most unpleasant person on television’, so she's not defending her love for the domestic businesswoman.’
    • ‘Several figures, including a businesswoman, a grandmother, and a child, ascend the 80-foot-pole.’
    • ‘Evanovich doesn't seem to see the ‘working writer’ as an artiste, but as a businesswoman.’
    • ‘But it worked for one North Hollywood homeowner, who decided: ‘She's a businesswoman, not a politician.’’
    • ‘For example, a Chinese businesswoman named Liu Chaoying dreamed of having her company listed on a U.S. stock exchange.’
    • ‘Jenny aspires to become a professional businesswoman just like the executives she encounters at Jones and Smith.’
    • ‘Recently, these businesswomen and their center were featured on several Milwaukee radio and television stations.’
    • ‘The girl appears to be trying to approach the businesswoman and is either being held back or encouraged to proceed by the other woman - possibly her mother.’
    • ‘They're businesswomen who are highly involved in career and marketplace and who are also wearing the hats of mom and wife.’
    • ‘And in Washington, the famed make-up artist and businesswoman Trish McEvoy.’
    • ‘These passages reveal Keckley's self-presentation as a businesswoman willing to follow the rules governing the marketplace, even if those rules once defined her as chattel or are unjust.’
    • ‘She was also tabbed as one of Canada's top businesswomen by the National Post earlier this year.’
    • ‘She's a TV personality, singer, songwriter, actress, businesswoman.’
    • ‘And that's where our future politicians, lawyers, jurists, and businesswomen are being educated.’
    • ‘At a dinner in Managua in the mid-1980s, I sat next to a British businesswoman who had lived comfortably in Nicaragua for decades.’
    • ‘To help Afghan women take advantage of new freedoms and economic opportunities, one Phoenix-area businesswomen has started up this useful initiative.’
    • ‘She's the TV news journalist and host, radio personality, producer and businesswoman.’
    • ‘But Martha, even before the trial, came to be known as a tough, demanding, ruthless businesswoman who didn't suffer fools and wasn't particularly cuddly.’
    entrepreneur, business person, industrialist, manufacturer, tycoon, magnate, employer
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    1. 1.1with adjective A woman with a specified level of skill in financial matters.
      ‘she was fluent in nine languages and was a superb businesswoman’
      • ‘I was just wondering, first of all, I'd like to say that I think you're a loving mother, caring wife and just a shrewd businesswoman.’
      • ‘She was a savvy businesswoman who would scrimp and save money in any way possible and then pour uncountable dividends into the comfort and happiness of her beloved Reds.’
      • ‘In a league of her own, the savvy businesswoman is a self-made franchise.’
      • ‘I do not want to lose my emotion, because that is what makes me unique, that removes me from the hard-core businesswoman.’
      • ‘Oh, it was fine for the other girls to debase themselves, but you need to understand that she is a prestigious businesswoman, and the wearing of mascot suits is just not something she feels comfortable with.’
      • ‘Starring the winning Karen Peakes as the irrepressible Dawn, the play focuses on her journey from socially inept chorus girl to savvy businesswoman.’
      • ‘She was a businesswoman, balancing relationships, negotiations, interpersonal skills, all of that.’
      • ‘And a lawyer for Tomisue, Linda L. Pence, says that ‘Tomisue has been a very smart, astute businesswoman for some time.’’
      • ‘People close to Conseco say that to justify Hilbert's transfer of his assets to Tomisue, he is portraying his wife as a savvy businesswoman.’
      • ‘Sasha is presented as a sharp businesswoman, but she is unbelievably foolish in her affairs.’