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father figure

noun

: an older man who is respected and admired like a father

Full Definition of FATHER FIGURE

:  a person often of particular power or influence who serves as an emotional substitute for a father
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Examples of FATHER FIGURE

  1. The coach was a stern, wise father figure to his players.

First Known Use of FATHER FIGURE

1934
Medical Dictionary

father figure

noun fa·ther figure \ˈth-ər-\

Medical Definition of FATHER FIGURE

:  one often of particular power or influence who serves as an emotional substitute for a father

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