[ fawr-woo m-uh n, fohr- ]
/ ˈfɔrˌwʊm ən, ˈfoʊr- /

noun, plural fore·wom·en.

a woman in charge of a particular department or group of workers.
a woman on a jury selected to preside over and speak for all the jurors on the panel.

Nearby words

  1. forewarned is forearmed,
  2. forewaters,
  3. forewent,
  4. forewind,
  5. forewing,
  6. foreword,
  7. foreworn,
  8. forex,
  9. foreyard,
  10. forfaiting

Origin of forewoman

First recorded in 1700–10; fore- + woman

Usage note

See -woman. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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