Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Without a living father: as, a fatherless child.
  • Springing from an orphaned condition.
  • Without a known author.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Destitute of a living father.
  • adjective Without a known author.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Without a living father.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective not having a known or legally responsible father
  • adjective having no living father

Etymologies

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From father +‎ -less

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