Definitions starting with F

ID #3633

Father!

intj. [ cf. Krio fada idem KED; also Gul. (Turner 1949:267), Jam. (S. Wilmot p.c.); OED, applied to God; cf. Oh, Lord!) an exclamation of concern Or worry: 1888 If the Bahamian Negro desires to use the Divine name as an expletive or mere careless ejaculation, he usually does it in the form of "Oh, my Fader!" (Fowles 156). (Black)

Father, take this case! [cf. FATHER!] phr. an exclamation of dismay similar in force to "Lord, give me strength!". (Black)

Tags: interjection, phrase, religion

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Last update: 2010-11-27 19:00
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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