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father figure

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an older man who acts in a paternal role to younger people
  • The coach was a stern, wise father figure to his players.

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The first known use of father figure was in 1916

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“Father figure.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/father%20figure. Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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