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city father

noun
1.
any of the officials or prominent citizens of a city.
Origin of city father
1835-1845
An Americanism dating back to 1835-45
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  • Imagine a New York city father without digestion; what a subject of scorn he would become to his constituency!

    Buffalo Land W. E. Webb
British Dictionary definitions for city father

city father

noun
1.
a person who is active or prominent in the public affairs of a city, such as an alderman
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