foreman


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

Etymology dictionary. 2014.

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