unfathered

[ uhn-fah-th erd ]
/ ʌnˈfɑ ðərd /
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adjective

having no father; fatherless.
of illegitimate or unknown paternity; bastard.
not ascribable to a particular author or source: unfathered tales.

Nearby words

  1. unfaltering,
  2. unfamiliar,
  3. unfancied,
  4. unfashionable,
  5. unfasten,
  6. unfathomable,
  7. unfathomed,
  8. unfavorable,
  9. unfavourable,
  10. unfavoured

Origin of unfathered

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

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British Dictionary definitions for unfathered

unfathered

/ (ʌnˈfɑːðəd) /

adjective

having no known father
of unknown or uncertain origin
archaic fatherless
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