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forelady

[fawr-ley-dee, fohr-]
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noun, plural fore·la·dies.
  1. a forewoman.

Origin of forelady

An Americanism dating back to 1885–90; fore- + lady

Usage note

See lady.
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Examples from the Web for forelady

Historical Examples

  • The forelady in a dress-making establishment will receive $15 or $20 a week.

    Work for Women

    George J. Manson

  • Just then the locker room door opened and a forelady came in.

  • My experience this time was with a foreman instead of a forelady.

    The Woman Who Toils

    Mrs. John Van Vorst and Marie Van Vorst

  • The forelady at Parsons' did not know whether I worked well or not.

    The Woman Who Toils

    Mrs. John Van Vorst and Marie Van Vorst

  • At the end of an hour the forelady beckoned me—such a neat, sweet person as she was—and I took my initial whack at a foot press.

    Working With the Working Woman

    Cornelia Stratton Parker


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