Foreman etymology


English word foreman comes from English man, English fore-

Etymology of foreman

Detailed word origin of foreman

Dictionary entry Language Definition
man English (en) Used to place emphasis upon something or someone; sometimes, but not always, when actually addressing a man. (Multicultural London English, slang) Used to refer to oneself or one's group: I, we; construed in the third person.. (collective) All human males collectively: mankind.. (collective) All humans collectively: mankind, humankind, humanity. (Sometimes capitalized as Man.). (historical) [...]
fore- English (en) Before; ahead or in front of.. Occurring beforehand; earlier; prior to. Positioned at or near the front.
foreman English (en) (historical, US, during the era of slavery) A black (slave) assistant to the white overseer who managed field hands.. (legal) The member of a jury who presides over it and speaks on its behalf.. (management) The leader of a work crew.

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