Great White Father

variants: or less commonly Great Father

Definition of Great White Father

1 : the president of the U.S.
2 : a person in a position of authority

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First Known Use of Great White Father

1806, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Great White Father.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Aug. 2020.

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