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 The effort in Evanston was led by Robin Rue Simmons, an alderwoman who will join the commission when her term ends. Kate Gibson, CBS News, "Chicago suburb to become first U.S. city to pay reparations to Black residents," 22 Mar. 2021 Spencer, a 42-year-old alderwoman, picks up bullet casings on her daily jogs. Jim Salter, Star Tribune, "Mayoral candidates agree: St. Louis must tame the violence," 1 Mar. 2021 Krewson, a white longtime alderwoman, was elected as St. Louis' first female mayor in April 2017 by pledging to work to reduce crime and improve impoverished neighborhoods. Houston Chronicle, "Couple draw guns at crowd heading to St. Louis mayor's home," 29 June 2020 In early 2015, Ball, then a Sandy Oaks alderwoman, and council colleague David Tremblay reached out to VIA reps to see what services could be provided to their city. Gilbert Garcia,, "Why it would be a mistake for Sandy Oaks to withdraw from VIA," 25 Oct. 2019 And while two alderwomen, Pat Dowell and Sophia King, will speak at the launch even on Saturday, the installation does not yet have official approval from the city; its funding and timeline have to be finalized first. Madeline Fitzgerald, Time, "Ensuring the Chicago Race Riot Is Not Forgotten, With Inspiration from Germany's Holocaust Memorials," 27 July 2019 In Assembly District 42, Republican Jon Plumer, a Lodi Town Board member and owner of karate schools, is running against Democrat Ann Groves Lloyd, a Lodi alderwoman and University of Wisconsin-Madison academic adviser. Patrick Marley, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Tuesday's special elections in Wisconsin: What you need to know," 11 June 2018 Voting against were alderwomen Pam Akers and Shirley Saryan. Jane Ford-stewart, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Dogs win in Greenfield. Pets to be allowed in city parks —​​​​​​​ with restrictions.," 2 May 2018 His death was confirmed by his daughter Susan Sadlowski Garza, a Chicago alderwoman. Sam Roberts, New York Times, "Ed Sadlowski, Fiery Steelworkers Insurgent, Dies at 79," 14 June 2018

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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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“Alderwoman.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 May. 2021.

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

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: a female member of a city legislative body

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