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[koun-suh l-woo m-uh n]
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noun, plural coun·cil·wom·en.
  1. a female member of a council, especially the local legislative body of a city.
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Origin of councilwoman

First recorded in 1925–30; council + -woman

Usage note

See -woman.
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Related Words for councilwoman

legislator, congressman, councilwoman, councilman, congresswoman, congressperson, councilperson

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