boroughmaster

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From borough +‎ master. Compare burgomaster.

NounEdit

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.