HyperDic: father_surrogate

English > 1 sense of the expression father surrogate:
NOUNperson father surrogate, father figurea man who takes over all the functions of the real father
English > father surrogate: 1 sense > noun 1, person
MeaningA man who takes over all the functions of the real father.
Synonymfather figure
Narrowerfoster-father, foster fatherA man who is a foster parent
stepfatherThe husband of your mother by a subsequent marriage
Broaderman, adult maleAn adult person who is male (as opposed to a woman)

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