burgomaster

noun
bur·​go·​mas·​ter | \ ˈbər-gə-ˌma-stər How to pronounce burgomaster (audio) \

Definition of burgomaster

: the chief magistrate of a town in some European countries : mayor

First Known Use of burgomaster

1592, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for burgomaster

partial modification, partial translation of Dutch burgemeester, from burg town + meester master

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“Burgomaster.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/burgomaster?pronunciation&lang=en_us&dir=b&file=burgom01. Accessed 17 Feb. 2020.

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