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foster father

noun
1.
a man who takes the place of a father in raising a child.
Origin of foster father
900
before 900; Middle English; Old English
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  • I liked not the errand, as may be supposed, but I could not leave my foster father to go alone.

    King Alfred's Viking Charles W. Whistler
  • The commander is the foster father of the men in his organization.

    The Armed Forces Officer U. S. Department of Defense
  • He was the real father of our country; Washington was its foster father.

  • Violently reproached by her foster father, Hjrdis responds in kind.

    Iconoclasts James Huneker
  • Now, hear me, and thou shalt know what it is to have a foster father's love, and how far it exceeds the love even of kinsmen.

    The Fair Maid of Perth Sir Walter Scott
  • His first reflection was on the fidelity of the foster father.

    The Fair Maid of Perth Sir Walter Scott
  • "Tell us whom you are going to get to be kitty's foster father, Miss Peyton," I said, purposely changing the subject.

  • You are the daughter of Lopez, the daughter of my foster father!'

    The Worlds Greatest Books Arthur Mee, J. A. Hammerton, Eds.
  • There fell a silence on the rest as the name was told, and all looked at my foster father.

    A Prince of Cornwall Charles W. Whistler
  • Let me send for Edric Streone, my foster father, and we will take counsel with him.

    King Olaf's Kinsman Charles Whistler
British Dictionary definitions for foster father

foster father

noun
1.
a man who looks after or brings up a child or children as a father, in place of the natural or adoptive father
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