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[fawr-muh n, fohr-] /ˈfɔr mən, ˈfoʊr-/

noun, plural foremen.
a person in charge of a particular department, group of workers, etc., as in a factory or the like.
the member of a jury selected to preside over and speak for all the jurors on the panel.
noun (pl) -men
a person, often experienced, who supervises other workmen Gender-neutral form supervisor
(law) the principal juror, who presides at the deliberations of a jury Female equivalent forewoman
George. born 1949, US boxer: world heavyweight champion (1973–74); retired in 1977 but re-entered the ring in 1987 and won the heavyweight championship in 1994 at age 45

1530s in the sense of “principal juror;” 1570s in the sense of “principal workman;” from fore- + man (n.). Earliest attested meaning (early 13c.) was “a leader.” In 17c., a slang word for “penis.”


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