Definition of alderwoman in English:

Share this entry

alderwoman

Pronunciation: /ˈôldərˌwo͝omən/

noun (plural alderwomen)

An elected female member of a municipal council.
Example sentences
  • The company courted an African-American alderwoman representing Chicago's West Side, and found her easily seduced.
  • I think I could convince the aldermen - and alderwomen?
  • The head of the Little League group contacted an alderwoman and expected her support.

Origin

Mid 16th century (in sense 'alderman's wife'): from alder- in alderman + woman.

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: al·der·wom·an

Share this entry
 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.