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[fawr-muhth-er, fohr-]
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  1. a female ancestor.
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Origin of foremother

1575–85; fore- + mother1 on the model of forefather
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Related Words for foremother

lineage, derivation, bloodline, forebear, founder, forefather, origin, parentage, descent, genealogy, antecedent, extraction, heritage, ancestor, parent, predecessor, progenitor, father, mother, forbear

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Historical Examples of foremother

  • Some forefather of yours may have heard the song of the Over-Lord, perhaps from the lips of some foremother of mine.

    Stella Fregelius

    H. Rider Haggard

British Dictionary definitions for foremother


  1. a female ancestor
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