unfathered

[uhn-fah-th erd]
adjective
  1. having no father; fatherless.
  2. of illegitimate or unknown paternity; bastard.
  3. not ascribable to a particular author or source: unfathered tales.

Origin of unfathered

First recorded in 1590–1600; un-1 + father + -ed3
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unfathered

adjective
  1. having no known father
  2. of unknown or uncertain origin
  3. archaic fatherless
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