fore·​wom·​an | \ ˈfȯr-ˌwu̇-mən How to pronounce forewoman (audio) \

Definition of forewoman

: a woman who is a foreman

Examples of forewoman in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The families of the two men who were fatally shot last year were summoned to the courtroom moments before the jury forewoman announced that the jury had unanimously found Rittenhouse innocent. Arluther Lee, ajc, 19 Nov. 2021 Ann Loar Brooks was forewoman of the only jury trial held for a police officer in the death of Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old black man who was arrested on a street in Baltimore in April 2015 for allegedly possessing a knife. Bob Egelko,, 22 June 2020 In a tweet days before Stone was sentenced, Trump attacked Tomeka Hart, who had identified herself as the jury's forewoman in a Facebook post. Kristine Phillips, USA TODAY, 24 Feb. 2020 Tomeka Hart, a program officer for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, identified herself as the forewoman in a Facebook post this month. New York Times, 25 Feb. 2020 Three of them, including the forewoman, were questioned on the stand, as was one of the prosecutors who withdrew from the case. New York Times, 25 Feb. 2020 Trump's pointed tweets about the presiding judge and the forewoman in the case, in which his longtime friend was convicted for lying to Congress and received a 40-month prison sentence, has disrupted the process. Daniel Chaitin, Washington Examiner, 26 Feb. 2020 The second motion came one day after Trump, on Feb. 13, repeatedly attacked the forewoman of the jury, who ran for Congress as a Democrat. Matt Zapotosky, Washington Post, 25 Feb. 2020 Trump has repeatedly attacked the forewoman of the jury, who ran for Congress as a Democrat., 23 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of forewoman

1620, in the meaning defined above

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“Forewoman.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of forewoman

: a woman who is the leader of a jury

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