founding fatherFound·ing Father
- someone who founds or is instrumental in founding an institution, nation, etc.
- [usuallyF- F-] a participant in the U.S. Constitutional Convention of 1787, esp. one who signed the document
- A member of the convention that drafted the US Constitution in 1787.
- founding father A man who founds or establishes something.
(plural founding fathers)
- A man who founded something.