White Father

noun

: a member of the Society of African Missioners founded about 1868 by the Abbé Lavigerie

Word History

Etymology

so called from his customarily dressing in white

First Known Use

1889, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of White Father was in 1889

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“White Father.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/White%20Father. Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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