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Definition of fatherless adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

fatherless

 adjective
adjective
NAmE//ˈfɑðərləs//
 
[usually before noun]
 
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without a father, either because he has died or because he does not live with his children fatherless children/families His long periods abroad left the family virtually fatherless.
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