unfathered

adjective

un·​fa·​thered ˌən-ˈfä-t͟hərd How to pronounce unfathered (audio)
1
archaic : having no acknowledged or known father
… children he had cast upon the world, unfatheredFrances Hodgson Burnett
2
archaic : having no known origin
… his adventures were of that extraordinary nature to which … every strange, unfathered story is ascribed.The Athenæum

Word History

First Known Use

1600, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of unfathered was in 1600

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“Unfathered.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unfathered. Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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