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[koun-suh l-muh n]
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noun, plural coun·cil·men.
  1. 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 + man1
Related formscoun·cil·man·ic [koun-suh l-man-ik] /ˌkaʊn səlˈmæn ɪk/, adjective

Usage note

See -man.
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Examples from the Web for councilman

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Historical Examples

  • My father is a Councilman, and he told us all about the last meeting.


    Josephine Lawrence

  • But if you can run across a Councilman out of City Hall you can say what you wish.


    Ernest Vincent Wright

  • The councilman of the Great Selina patted him on the shoulder.

    The Moon Colony

    William Dixon Bell

  • "He presented it to the city as a gift," replied the councilman.

  • Chalkfield was the Councilman who had succeeded to the Mayoralty in the preceding November.

British Dictionary definitions for councilman


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