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 Archer said the councilwoman’s chances of winning reelection were slim. Brian Chasnoff, San Antonio Express-News, 2 May 2021 Paramedics from the city’s Fire Department responded last week to Rodriguez’s fourth-floor office, where the councilwoman had fallen to the floor while suffering a seizure. Los Angeles Times, 15 June 2022 When the township shut down on March 14 2020, Teaneck councilwoman Gervonn Romney Rice said the impact of the virus could be felt throughout the community. Kiara Alfonseca, ABC News, 13 May 2022 Vincent, an Orange councilwoman, is an Orange High School graduate and a former Orange Alumni Association president. cleveland, 13 May 2022 Mitchell finished sixth in the general election, and Bottoms defeated councilwoman Norwood in the runoff. Ernie Suggs, ajc, 1 Dec. 2021 The petition was originated by the Rocky Hill Town Council in September, and has been circulating among other towns’ officials and was brought to the West Hartford council’s agenda by councilwoman Mary Fay. Steve Smith,, 4 Nov. 2021 All four Democrats on the council — council chair Julian Jones, councilmen Izzy Patoka and Tom Quirk and councilwoman Cathy Bevins — voted to extend the order. Taylor Deville,, 5 Oct. 2021 Robinson, a Humphrey native who graduated from Humphrey High School, is married to Pine Bluff councilwoman Joni Alexander and a father of three. Arkansas Online, 21 Sep. 2021 See More

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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 6 Jul. 2022.

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