fore·​front ˈfȯr-ˌfrənt How to pronounce forefront (audio)
: the foremost part or place

Examples of forefront in a Sentence

a politician who was in the forefront of women's rights
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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of forefront was in the 15th century

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“Forefront.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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fore·​front -ˌfrənt How to pronounce forefront (audio)
: the most important part or place

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