fatherless fatherless  /ˈfɑ ðər ləs/


  1. (adj) having no living father
  2. (adj) not having a known or legally responsible father


  1. In fatherless households and fractured neighborhoods, millions of four- to seven-year-olds, the baby boomers' own mini-boom, are headed for their teens.
  2. Combs grew up fatherless in New York City: Melvin Combs was killed when his son was three, a victim of a street deal gone awry.
  3. Danny, the fatherless boy in Arnold Schwarzenegger's new Last Action Hero, is living the dream of any lonely young movie fan.



  1. "The irony is that people are squabbling over things that James Brown created and earned," Sharpton said. "He didn't inherit anything. He grew up fatherless, motherless, penniless and left people arguing over what they inherit from him."
    on Dec 24, 2007 By: Al Sharpton Source: FOXNews

  2. It gets particularly nasty near the end of the letter, when Wilson says to Romero "your unparalleled work ethic and strong character has [......] left only a bloody trail of ex-wives, fatherless kids, and ill advised breast implants strewn across...
    on Jan 20, 2008 By: Mike Wilson Source: Kotaku Australia

  3. "If you have this as generational, fatherless situation -- unwed father or whatever -- but the male is not there, then it registers on another person -- on the child -- as abandonment," Cosby said.
    on Oct 14, 2007 By: Bill Cosby Source: Earthtimes (press release)

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