Definition of father figure noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


father figure

BrE BrE//ˈfɑːðə fɪɡə(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈfɑːðər fɪɡjər//
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an older man that somebody respects because he will advise and help them like a father Adam looked up to Bill as a father figure.
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