founding father


founding father

noun

: a person who helps to create or establish something : a person who founds something

: a man who had an important part in creating the government of the U.S.; specifically : a member of the American Constitutional Convention of 1787

Full Definition of FOUNDING FATHER

1
:  an originator of an institution or movement :  founder
2
often capitalized both Fs :  a leading figure in the founding of the United States; specifically :  a member of the American Constitutional Convention of 1787

Examples of FOUNDING FATHER

  1. a tribute to Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, and the other Founding Fathers
  2. <Theodor Herzl is often credited as the founding father of modern Zionism.>

First Known Use of FOUNDING FATHER

1914

Rhymes with FOUNDING FATHER

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