the mayor or head magistrate of a city or town in the Netherlands, Flanders, Austria, or Germany
Origin of burgomasterMiddle English burghmaster from Middle Dutch burgemeester from burg (see borough) + meester, master
The principal magistrate, comparable to a mayor, of a city or town in the Netherlands, Flanders, Austria, or Germany.
Origin of burgomasterPartial translation of Dutch burgemeester burg town ( from Middle Dutch burch ; see bhergh-2 in Indo-European roots.) meester master