burgomaster burgomaster  /ˈbɜr ɡə ˌmæ stər/


  • (n) a mayor of a municipality in Germany or Holland or Flanders or Austria


  1. The Queen's Commissioner arrived, Burgomaster Witschey said grace in Dutch, and dinner proceeded: three stout courses followed by brandy and a speech by the burgomaster.
  2. The burgomaster, with relish rather than resolution, did so immediately.
  3. It shows the countenance of Jacobus Gerritsen Striker, chief burgomaster of New Amsterdam during the governorship of Peter Stuyvesant, painted by himself.
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