Part of speech: adjective

Not having a living father.

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Usage examples "fatherless":

  1. " It' ill be a graund waukenin' for Bell; she 'ill no be a weedow yet, nor the bairnies fatherless. - "Beside the Bonnie Brier Bush", Ian Maclaren.
  2. But it was a hard task which the motherless- and now fatherless- girl had set herself, and she must try to cheer her darling. - "The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers", Georg Ebers.
  3. Before she was in her teens she was left fatherless. - "The Children of the Poor", Jacob A. Riis.