If Rahm Emanuel's newly-launched campaign for Chicago's mayorship fails, it won't be because of carpetbagging or his foul mouth.
As 25,000 public-school teachers stage a walkout in Chicago, Emanuel is facing the first major trauma of his mayorship.
A councillor who carried a vote for a fire-proof building should some day reach the mayorship.
A father achieving the mayorship stimulates the son to aspire to it.
late 15c., from mayor + -ship.
c.1300, from Old French maire "head of a city or town government" (13c.), originally "greater, superior" (adj.), from Latin maior, major, comparative of magnus "great" (see magnum).