Great White Father

noun
variants: less commonly

Great Father

Definition of Great White Father

  1. 1 :  the president of the U.S.

  2. 2 :  a person in a position of authority

Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Join MWU now and get access to America’s largest dictionary, with:

  • 300,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

1806

First Known Use of great white father

1806


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up Great White Father? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

feeling or affected by lethargy

Get Word of the Day daily email!