councilman

noun
coun·cil·man | \ˈkau̇n(t)-səl-mən \

Definition of councilman 

: a member of a council (as of a town or city)

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councilmanic \ˌkau̇n(t)-səl-ˈma-nik \ adjective

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Three — councilmen John Grasso, R-Glen Burnie, Michael Peroutka, R-Millersville, and Derek Fink, R-Pasadena — voted against it. Talia Richman, baltimoresun.com, "Anne Arundel County Council eyes proposals to limit executive's appointment power," 3 July 2018 Kuiper was a three-term Lowell town councilman, representative to the Lake County Solid Waste District, active in the Democratic Party, and former state representative candidate. Craig Lyons, Post-Tribune, "Former Lowell councilman seeking County Council seat," 27 June 2018 Lehi Crossing sprouts up Mayor John Giles was neither mayor nor a councilman when the city rezoned for Lehi Crossing. Lily Altavena, azcentral, "Controversy in the air as Mesa homeowners decry neighboring asphalt plant’s odors," 11 July 2018 On Wednesday, a New York City councilman introduced a bill to ban plastic straws. Greg Trotter, chicagotribune.com, "McDonald's will keep using plastic straws, but is studying alternatives," 24 May 2018 The council appointed Bryan Jeffries as the interim district 2 councilman. Jessica Boehm, azcentral, "Phoenix City Hall shake-up: What happens when Valenzuela, Gallego resign?," 10 July 2018 Chad Shrodes, the Republican incumbent District D councilman has 3,126 primary votes, compared to Jerry Scarborough’s 1,453 votes. David Anderson, The Aegis, "Harford races for local offices remain unchanged after first absentee canvass," 28 June 2018 The at-large councilman questioned Villere and other administration representatives as to who came up with the idea of a roundabout at that location. Carol Wolfram, NOLA.com, "Slidell High Jazz Band rocks out for Camp Salmen," 15 May 2018 Flabbergasted, Tom Atkins, the city’s only black councilman, called the Mayor to tell him emphatically that this was the wrong thing to do. Terence Mcardle, Washington Post, "MLK was dead. Cities were burning. Could James Brown keep Boston from erupting, too?," 5 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of councilman

circa 1637, in the meaning defined above

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councilman

noun

English Language Learners Definition of councilman

: a person (especially a man) who is a member of a council

councilman

noun
coun·cil·man
plural councilmen

Legal Definition of councilman 

: a member of a council : councillor

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