Definition of nursing father in English:

nursing father

noun

historical
  • A foster-father. Frequently figurative, especially after biblical use.

Origin

Mid 16th century; earliest use found in Biblia: the Bible. From nursing + father, after Hebrew 'ōmēn nurturer, use as noun of participle of 'āman to nurture, foster, bring up; compare nursing mother.

Pronunciation

nursing father

/ˈnəːsɪŋ ˌfɑːðə/