Definition of foremother in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈfôrˌməT͟Hər/


(usually one's foremothers)
A female ancestor or precursor of something.
Example sentences
  • My ancestors were systematically stolen and enslaved by white forefathers and foremothers - a legacy that, no matter how much we want to disregard it, is still reaping a stunted harvest.
  • Since July 4, 1776, thanks to the victories and struggles of our forefathers and foremothers, America has flourished as an expanding democracy.
  • The rank and file, I'm sorry to say, have lived off the fat of the land put there by our union forefathers and foremothers.

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Syllabification: fore·moth·er

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