city father

noun
Updated on: 18 Nov 2017

Definition of city father

: a member (such as an alderman or councilman) of the governing body of a city

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First Known Use of city father

1834


CITY FATHER Defined for English Language Learners

city father

noun

Definition of city father for English Language Learners

  • : someone who works for a city government


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