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Definition of "fatherless" []

  • Having no living father. (adjective)
  • Having no known father. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "fatherless" in a sentence
  • "When he wanted to take children in fatherless homes and place them in orphanges. girlymen love the GOP"
  • "Meeting his double and delving into his life reveals deeper likenesses: raised in fatherless families and poor black neighborhoods, both felt the lure of the money and status to be gained from dealing drugs."
  • "Both grew up with single mothers in fatherless homes."