[Ads-l] Major Antedating of "Founding Father"

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Sun Feb 6 00:32:24 UTC 2022

founding father (OED 1941)

1892 _Sydney Morning Herald_ 15 Nov. 5/7 (Newspapers.com)  They saw born again the grand and fearless spirit of the founding fathers of the American constitution.

Fred Shapiro

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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