first family

  1. a family having the highest or one of the highest social ranks in a given place.

  2. (often initial capital letters) the family of the president of the U.S. or the family of the governor of a state.

  1. a family descended from a colonist or early settler in a country, region, etc.: one of the first families of Virginia.

Origin of first family

An Americanism dating back to 1835–45

Words Nearby first family Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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