boroughmaster

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From borough +‎ master. Compare burgomaster.

Noun[edit]

boroughmaster (plural boroughmasters)

  1. The mayor, governor, or bailiff of a borough.
    • 1842, The Westminster Review (volume XXXVII)
      In the House, members are supposed to speak the sentiments of their electors: everywhere else they are supposed to speak the sentiments of the boroughmaster who puts them in.