alderperson

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Blend of alderman and person

Noun[edit]

alderperson (plural alderpeople)

  1. An alderman; a member of a city council who may be either male or female
    • 1992 February 14, Maryanne Burgess, “Re: Respect”, Chicago Reader:
      That is the problem with Dorothy's Third Ward, all these years she has been alderperson she has not made any deals to better that pigsty.
    • 2007 August 24, Mike Koskiewicz, “On Taxes and TIF Spending”, Chicago Reader:
      With Daley's iron grip and his loyal band of alderpeople, he will continue to ride roughshod over what appears to be a very complacent Chicago populace.