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forelady

[ fawr-ley-dee, fohr- ]
/ ˈfɔrˌleɪ di, ˈfoʊr- /
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noun, plural fore·la·dies.

a forewoman.

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Origin of forelady

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

usage note for forelady

See lady.
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