Definition of alderwoman in US English:

alderwoman

noun

North American, Australian
  • An elected female member of a municipal council.

    • ‘She pledged to bring to the state Senate the same accessible style she has shown as an alderwoman.’
    • ‘An alderwoman described the leader of the failed attempt to construct a baseball field as someone who is 'politically ignorant and has no clout'.’
    • ‘The head of the Little League group contacted an alderwoman and expected her support.’
    • ‘Critics have included members of the African-American community, including a prominent minister and a former alderwoman who say the mayor has made no effort to improve diversity in key positions.’
    • ‘The alderwoman was speaking not in a spirit of complaint, but rather with an impassioned voice of the necessity of participation in the life of the community if the community is going to thrive.’
    • ‘The neighborhood's alderwoman says she hopes to hold a community meeting in October where residents can weigh their options.’
    • ‘The defeated alderwoman's husband is running for the Liberals here and the incumbent was temporarily investigated.’
    • ‘The alderwoman maintained her neutrality at a subsequent meeting with the neighbors.’
    • ‘A former city alderwoman who voted against razing the middle school said she continues to be concerned about the project's price tag.’
    • ‘The Board of Aldermen's Finance Committee will review a contract for automated trash collection, which could save the city $2.5 million over the next five years according to an alderwoman.’

Origin

Mid 16th century (in sense ‘alderman's wife’): from alder- in alderman + woman.

Pronunciation

alderwoman

/ˈɔldərˌwʊmən//ˈôldərˌwo͝omən/