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councilman

[ koun-suhl-muhn ]
/ ˈkaʊn səl mən /
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noun, plural coun·cil·men.
a member of a council, especially the local legislative body of a city.
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Origin of councilman

First recorded in 1650–60; council + man

usage note for councilman

See -man.

OTHER WORDS FROM councilman

coun·cil·man·ic [koun-suhl-man-ik], /ˌkaʊn səlˈmæn ɪk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for councilman

councilman
/ (ˈkaʊnsəlmən) /

noun plural -men
mainly US a member of a council, esp of a town or city; councillor
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