forelady

noun

fore·​la·​dy ˈfȯr-ˌlā-dē How to pronounce forelady (audio)

Examples of forelady in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web My grandmother created plain, round loaves with the precision of a blouse factory forelady. Adriana Trigiana, Bon Appétit, 14 Mar. 2023 The forelady is a white woman, Mrs. Dorothy Hudson, of 3060 1/2 Main st, formerly a power machine operator at Standard Parachute corp. San Diego Union-Tribune, 29 Mar. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1889, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of forelady was circa 1889

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“Forelady.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/forelady. Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

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