city manager


noun

a person not publicly elected but appointed by a city council to manage a city.

Nearby words

  1. city desk,
  2. city edition,
  3. city editor,
  4. city father,
  5. city hall,
  6. city of brotherly love,
  7. city of david,
  8. city of god,
  9. city of god, the,
  10. city of light

Origin of city manager

An Americanism dating back to 1910–15

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British Dictionary definitions for city manager

city manager

noun

(in the US) an administrator hired by a municipal council to manage its affairsSee also council-manager plan
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