Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A man who is a member of a council, especially of the local governing body of a city or town.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A member of a municipal council. Also called common-councilman when the body is a common council.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A member of a council, especially of the common council of a city; a councilor.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A male member of a council, especially a city council; now often replaced by gender-neutral councilor (British, councillor).

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a man who is a council member

Etymologies

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council +‎ -man

Examples

  • Smitherman said on his show today that he was still going to use the title councilman because the people said he could.

    Stuck In Time

  • Jim Aldinger, a former Manhattan Beach city councilman, is preparing to run against his ex-girlfriend, Betsy Butler, for the 53rd Assembly District next year.

    Archive 2009-07-01

  • They're expected to elect either two-term councilman Peter Brown or current city controller, Annise Parker, who if elected will be that city's first openly gay mayor.

    CNN Transcript Nov 3, 2009

  • And then, when I call my councilman, Bill Rosendahl, whose NAME is on the sign at the site of the badly organized, pocket-lining, six-month long, one lane of traffic construction project.

    David O. Russell: When the National is Really Local

  • Fisher, a two-term councilman and previous county auditor and county clerk answered.

    County Official Arrested on Child Sex, Drug Charges

  • The first-term councilman was arrested in the course of an FBI undercover investigation designated as “Operation Charlie McCarthy.”

    Redacted News From the Future

  • The first-term councilman was arrested in the course of an FBI undercover investigation designated as “Operation Charlie McCarthy.”

    Archive 2005-09-04

  • The two-term councilman tells the Salt Lake Tribune he traveled to Bellingham to retrieve a drafting table, bed frame and office equipment from the property leased by Salt Lake City Planning Commissioner Kathleen Hill.

    The Seattle Times

  • The Albertville City Council will have to decide who is going to replace second-term councilman Kerry NeSmith.

    Sand Mountain Reporter: News

  • The Albertville City Council will have to decide who is going to replace second-term councilman Kerry NeSmith.

    Sand Mountain Reporter: News

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