congressman etymology

English word congressman comes from English -man, English congress

Detailed word origin of congressman

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-man English (eng) In certain cases, someone (implied male) who derives from a particular nationality.. Someone (implied male) who has special characteristics relating to a topic or area.. Someone (implied male) who is an expert in an area.. Someone (implied male) who is employed or holds a position in an area.
congress English (eng) (archaic) A coming together of two or more people; a meeting.. (often capitalized: Congress) A legislative body of a state, originally the bicameral legislature of the United States of America.. A formal gathering or assembly; a conference held to discuss or decide on a specific question.. An association, especially one consisting of other associations or representatives of interest groups.. [...]
congressman English (eng) (US) A male member of the House of Representatives. A male member of congress.

Words with the same origin as congressman

Descendants of -man
bowman businessman cameraman cartman chairman councilman doorman fireman fisherman freeman gunman handyman hangman hitman madman milkman policeman postman salesman sandman seaman snowman watchman wingman