unfathered

adjective
un·​fa·​thered | \ ˌən-ˈfä-t͟hərd How to pronounce unfathered (audio) \

Definition of unfathered

1 archaic : having no acknowledged or known father … children he had cast upon the world, unfathered— Frances 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

First Known Use of unfathered

1600, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Unfathered.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unfathered. Accessed 4 Aug. 2021.

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