[bur-guh-mas-ter, -mah-ster]
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Origin of burgomaster

1585–95; < Dutch burgemeester, equivalent to burg borough + meester master, cognate with German Bürgermeister major
Related formsbur·go·mas·ter·ship, noun
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Related Words for burgomaster

supervisor, burgomaster, maire, mayor

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British Dictionary definitions for burgomaster


  1. the chief magistrate of a town in Austria, Belgium, Germany, or the Netherlands; mayor
  2. a popular name for the glaucous gull

Word Origin for burgomaster

C16: partial translation of Dutch burgemeester; see borough, master
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