councilman etymology

English word councilman comes from English council, English -man

Detailed word origin of councilman

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
council English (eng) A committee that leads or governs (e.g. city council, student council).. Discussion or deliberation.
-man English (eng) In certain cases, someone (implied male) who derives from a particular nationality.. Someone (implied male) who has special characteristics relating to a topic or area.. Someone (implied male) who is an expert in an area.. Someone (implied male) who is employed or holds a position in an area.
councilman English (eng) A male member of a council, especially a city council.

Words with the same origin as councilman

Descendants of -man
bowman businessman cameraman cartman chairman congressman doorman fireman fisherman freeman gunman handyman hangman hitman madman milkman policeman postman salesman sandman seaman snowman watchman wingman