al·​der·​wom·​an | \ ˈȯl-dər-ˌwu̇-mən How to pronounce alderwoman (audio) \

Definition of alderwoman

: a female member of a city legislative body

Examples of alderwoman in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In the Democratic primary, Tina Ward-Pugh, a former Louisville alderwoman and Metro Council member, beat Neville Blakemore, Daniel A. Cobble and Tenisha E. Smith. Kala Kachmar, The Courier-Journal, 18 May 2022 In the email, Hanson allegedly called the alderwoman the n-word repeatedly, in addition to multiple slurs used to demean women. Washington Post, 25 Apr. 2022 Rossana Rodriguez Sanchez after the first-term alderwoman argued with the mayor over public safety. Gregory Pratt,, 30 Mar. 2022 Maria Hadden, Chicago alderwoman for the 49th Ward, also tweeted her condolences Saturday. Caroline Kucera And Alaa Elassar, CNN, 20 Mar. 2022 Zamarripa, an alderwoman and former state rep., joined Barrett at Wednesday's press conference announcing the perfect score from HRC. Drake Bentley, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 7 Dec. 2021 The circumstances behind a longtime Waukesha alderwoman's abrupt resignation became dramatically clearer on Wednesday. Jim Riccioli, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 11 Nov. 2021 Stephanie Goettl Vander Pas is a former UW-Whitewater student and former Whitewater alderwoman. Devi Shastri, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 7 Oct. 2021 Other candidates include Milwaukee Bucks executive Alex Lasry, Milwaukee alderwoman Chantia Lewis and Wisconsin State Treasurer Sara Godlewski. Alisa Wiersema, ABC News, 17 Aug. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of alderwoman

1768, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for alderwoman

alder- (as in alderman) + woman

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al·​der·​wom·​an | \ ˈȯl-dər-ˌwu̇-mən How to pronounce alderwoman (audio) \

Legal Definition of alderwoman

: a female member of a city legislative body


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