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forefather

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noun fore·fa·ther \-ˌfä-thər\

Simple Definition of forefather

  • : a person (especially a man) who was in your family in past times

  • : a person (especially a man) from an earlier time who helped to create or start something modern or important

Full Definition of forefather

  1. 1 :  ancestor 1a

  2. 2 :  a person of an earlier period and common heritage

Examples of forefather

  1. <our forefathers bought this farm, and our family has worked it for three generations>



14th Century

First Known Use of forefather

14th century



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