Definition of alderwoman in English:

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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.


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

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Syllabification: al·der·wom·an

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