coun·​cil·​wom·​an ˈkau̇n(t)-səl-ˌwu̇-mən How to pronounce councilwoman (audio)
: a woman who is a member of a council

Examples of councilwoman in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Pastor has dedicated herself to bettering animal welfare as a tribute to former Phoenix Mayor Thelda Williams, the councilwoman noted. Jose R. Gonzalez, The Arizona Republic, 29 Aug. 2023 At a February memorial service held for Dwumfour at Epic Church International, Sayreville Mayor Victoria Kilpatrick mentioned the late Republican councilwoman’s dedication to service, per the Asbury Park Press. David Chiu, Peoplemag, 18 Aug. 2023 In addition to the Record’s newsroom, the police also executed search warrants at the home of publisher and co-owner Eric Meyer and the home of Ruth Herbel, a Marion city councilwoman. Luke Nozicka, Jonathan Shorman and Katie Moore, Anchorage Daily News, 16 Aug. 2023 No similar affectionate displays have taken place for the Pinecrest peacocks, though Shannon del Prado, the councilwoman who proposed the program, said a few people had written to say that the birds should be left alone. Patricia Mazzei Alfonso Duran, New York Times, 9 Aug. 2023 Rashid Ali Bynum, 28, of Portsmouth, Virginia was arrested in connection with the murder of a New Jersey councilwoman. Cara Tabachnick, CBS News, 30 May 2023 Three days later, the chief’s name and signature appeared on applications for warrants to search the Record’s office and the homes of Meyer, the councilwoman and another person who allegedly shared the Newell document. Jonathan O'Connell, Paul Farhi and Sofia Andrade, Anchorage Daily News, 26 Aug. 2023 Justice will take over the seat vacated when former Ward 1 councilwoman Erron Bell resigned, effective Aug. 1. cleveland, 23 Aug. 2023 Both shared ties to Molina, the former Los Angeles councilwoman and supervisor, who died in May shortly after Hernández, 75, announced her retirement. Doug Smith, Los Angeles Times, 22 Aug. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1928, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of councilwoman was circa 1928

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Cite this Entry

“Councilwoman.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Sep. 2023.

Kids Definition


coun·​cil·​wom·​an ˈkau̇n(t)-səl-ˌwu̇m-ən How to pronounce councilwoman (audio)
: a woman who is a member of a council

Legal Definition


plural councilwomen
: a woman who is a member of a council

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