Definition of town officer in English:

town officer

(also toon's officer)

noun

  • 1An official employed by a town.

  • 2In Scotland: an officer of the town guard, responsible for keeping public order. Now historical.

  • 3Originally North American (US in later use). Especially in New England: an elected officer of a township.

Origin

Early 16th century. In some forms from town + officer.

Pronunciation

town officer

/ˈtaʊn ˌɒfɪsə/