al·​der·​per·​son ˈȯl-dər-ˌpər-sᵊn How to pronounce alderperson (audio)
plural alderpersons also alderpeople ˈȯl-dər-ˌpē-pəl How to pronounce alderperson (audio)
: alderman sense 3c
She is one of the town's two longest-serving alderpersons.
When they presented the petition to their city alderperson, they were advised to take the issue up with the neighborhood association.Roy Van Driesche, Nature Out of Place, 2004
And at another recent meeting of the alderpeople, there was a discussion of proposed architectural standards for downtown.Chapel Hill Herald (Durham, North Carolina), 27 Jan. 2006

Word History


alder(man) + -person

First Known Use

1967, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of alderperson was in 1967

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“Alderperson.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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