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) \

Definition of alderperson

: 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

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First Known Use of alderperson

1967, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for alderperson

alder(man) + -person

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“Alderperson.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jun. 2021.

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