- a man who takes the place of a father in raising a child.
Origin of foster father
before 900; Middle English; Old English
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Examples from the Web for foster father
The screams of my foster-father, who could not move, brought in some neighbours.My Double Life
Perfectly right; he is Fanfaro's foster-father, and Fanfaro is your brother.
I owe it to my foster-father that I did not die of cold and starvation.
So Guthorm and his men came to that house and they told the king's message to the foster-father.Viking Tales
My King and foster-father asks who taught you the name Haschanascha?
- 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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