coun·​cil·​wom·​an | \ ˈkau̇n(t)-səl-ˌwu̇-mən How to pronounce councilwoman (audio) \

Definition of councilwoman

: a woman who is a member of a council

Examples of councilwoman in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Nealy, who is also a Union City councilwoman, said a city being in charge of its own water system is also good for economic development. Ben Brasch, ajc, "After years, 3 Fulton cities get OK to pull water from Chattahoochee," 16 Dec. 2020 Councilman Jeff Pastor was arrested last week on similar corruption charges and former councilwoman Tamaya Dennard was arrested in a bribery scheme in February, the paper reported. Paul Best, Fox News, "Cincinnati councilman arrested on corruption charges, accused of trading votes for money," 19 Nov. 2020 A year after Castle Hills voters elected a new city alderman, thwarting a council majority determined to replace the suburb’s city manager, a former councilwoman is now seeking to clear her name. Scott Huddleston,, "Former Castle Hills councilwoman files lawsuit," 8 Nov. 2020 The City Council appointed Quintero in February 2019 after Mayor Alejandra Sotelo-Solis, a former councilwoman, won her mayoral bid and vacated a council seat. David Hernandez, San Diego Union-Tribune, "New faces take lead in City Council race in National City," 3 Nov. 2020 Oceanside’s new mayor, long-time councilwoman Esther Sanchez, recently became the city’s first woman and first Latina to hold the top office. Morgan Cook, San Diego Union-Tribune, "A century of women in San Diego politics," 13 Dec. 2020 Off-duty cops stopped traffic on the Brooklyn Bridge, rushed past barricades to seize the steps of City Hall, tossed racial slurs at a Black councilwoman, and held signs condemning the mayor. Tom Robbins, The New Yorker, "An Old Friend Remembers David Dinkins," 10 Dec. 2020 Garbarino, a lawyer and small-business owner who also served as an assemblyman in local government, was able to get past Jackie Gordon, a former Babylon, New York, councilwoman and a military veteran, with King's assistance. Mike Brest, Washington Examiner, "GOP's Andrew Garbarino keeps retired Rep. Peter King's New York district red," 23 Nov. 2020 The councilwoman is an advocate against gun violence and started the city’s Department of Violence Prevention in 2017. Sarah Ravani,, "Oakland City Council: Three incumbents lead in five races," 5 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of councilwoman

circa 1928, in the meaning defined above

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“Councilwoman.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Feb. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of councilwoman

US : a woman who is a member of a council


plural councilwomen

Legal Definition of councilwoman

: a woman who is a member of a council

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