fatherless

[ fah-ther-lis ]
/ ˈfɑ ðər lɪs /

adjective

not having a living father: a fatherless boy.
not having a known or legally responsible father.

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Origin of fatherless

before 1000; Middle English faderles,Old English fæderlēas.See father, -less
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British Dictionary definitions for fatherless

fatherless
/ (ˈfɑːðəlɪs) /

adjective

having no father
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