Meaning of “founding father” in the English Dictionary

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"founding father" in British English

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founding fathernoun [ C ]

uk /ˌfaʊn.dɪŋ ˈfɑː.ðər/ us /ˌfaʊn.dɪŋ ˈfɑː.ðɚ/

(Definition of “founding father” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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founding fathernoun [ C ]

us /ˈfɑʊn·dɪŋ ˈfɑð·ər/

world history a founder of a country, organization, or idea:

The Founding Fathers of the United States were the men who wrote and approved the US Constitution in 1787.

(Definition of “founding father” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)