father figure

noun

Definition of father figure

  1. :  a person often of particular power or influence who serves as an emotional substitute for a father

Examples of father figure in a sentence

  1. The coach was a stern, wise father figure to his players.

1934

First Known Use of father figure

1934


FATHER FIGURE Defined for English Language Learners

father figure

noun

Definition of father figure for English Language Learners

  • : an older man who is respected and admired like a father


Medical Dictionary

father figure

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noun fa·ther figure \ˈfäth-ər-\

Medical Definition of father figure

  1. :  one often of particular power or influence who serves as an emotional substitute for a father


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