hiz·​zon·​er ˌhi-ˈzä-nər How to pronounce hizzoner (audio)
often capitalized
used as a title for a man holding the office of mayor

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The influx of thousands of sailors to San Diego isn’t his hizzoner’s only headache. Carl Prine, sandiegouniontribune.com, 16 Aug. 2017 With all the aerosols being released onstage, all those deputy hizzoners at City Hall may detect a growing hole in the ozone layer over Dixon Hall this weekend. Theodore P. Mahne, NOLA.com, 12 July 2017

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Word History


alteration of his honor

First Known Use

1882, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of hizzoner was in 1882

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Cite this Entry

“Hizzoner.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hizzoner. Accessed 28 Jan. 2023.

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