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bur·go·mas·ter

 (bûr′gə-măs′tər)
n.
The principal magistrate, comparable to a mayor, of a city or town in the Netherlands, Flanders, Austria, or Germany.

[Partial translation of Dutch burgemeester : burg, town (from Middle Dutch burch; see bhergh- in Indo-European roots) + meester, master.]

burgomaster

(ˈbɜːɡəˌmɑːstə)
n
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the chief magistrate of a town in Austria, Belgium, Germany, or the Netherlands; mayor
2. (Animals) a popular name for the glaucous gull
[C16: partial translation of Dutch burgemeester; see borough, master]

bur•go•mas•ter

(ˈbɜr gəˌmæs tər, -ˌmɑ stər)

n.
the chief magistrate of a municipal town of Holland, Flanders, Germany, or Austria.
[1585–95; < Dutch burgemeester=burg borough + meester master]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.burgomaster - a mayor of a municipality in Germany or Holland or Flanders or Austria
city manager, mayor - the head of a city government
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