[koun-suh l-woo m-uh n]

noun, plural coun·cil·wom·en.

a female member of a council, especially the local legislative body of a city.

Origin of councilwoman

First recorded in 1925–30; council + -woman

Usage note

See -woman. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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