fore·​wom·​an ˈfȯr-ˌwu̇-mən How to pronounce forewoman (audio)
: a woman who is a foreman

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The remarks came days after forewoman Emily Kohrs revealed that the grand jury had recommended indictments against several people. Harold Maass, The Week, 28 Feb. 2023 When the judge could not provide a legal definition, Ms. Carmel, 62, stepped forward as forewoman. New York Times, 10 Oct. 2021 President Trump are criticizing the Fulton Co., Georgia Special Grand jury probe after the forewoman spoke publicly. Rachel Schilke, Washington Examiner, 26 Feb. 2023 The forewoman, Emily Kohrs, said the recommendations in the grand jury's report, most of which remains sealed, covered multiple people on a range of charges. Harold Maass, The Week, 22 Feb. 2023 The grand jury's forewoman, a woman by the name of Emily Kohrs, has now embarked on what is a truly bizarre, potentially unethical, countrywide press tour. Fox News Staff, Fox News, 23 Feb. 2023 Their attempt to do so would be based on recent public statements by the forewoman of a special purpose grand jury, Emily Kohrs, according to two people familiar with the discussions who spoke with CBS News. Robert Costa, CBS News, 22 Feb. 2023 After the jury forewoman read the verdict, the rapper hugged her attorneys and appeared joyful. Jonathan Landrum Jr., ajc, 22 Oct. 2022 After the jury forewoman read the verdict, the rapper hugged her attorneys and appeared joyful. Jonathan Landrum Jr., USA TODAY, 22 Oct. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1620, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of forewoman was in 1620

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“Forewoman.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Mar. 2023.

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