follow Dictionary.com

Get the details behind our redesign

foster father

noun
1.
a man who takes the place of a father in raising a child.
Origin
900
before 900; Middle English; Old English
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of The Day

Difficulty index for foster father

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for foster

9
9
Scrabble Words With Friends

Quotes with foster-father