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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fah-th er-hoo d]
    • /ˈfɑ ðərˌhʊd/
    • /ˈfɑː.ðə.hʊd/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fah-th er-hoo d]
    • /ˈfɑ ðərˌhʊd/

Definitions of fatherhood word

  • noun fatherhood the state of being a father. 1
  • noun fatherhood fathers collectively. 1
  • noun fatherhood the qualities or spirit of a father. 1
  • noun fatherhood paternity, being a father 1
  • uncountable noun fatherhood Fatherhood is the state of being a father. 0
  • noun fatherhood the state or responsibility of being a father 0

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Origin of fatherhood

First appearance:

before 1350
One of the 20% oldest English words
1350-1400; late Middle English faderhode; replacing Middle English faderheed. See father, -hood

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Parts of speech for Fatherhood


fatherhood popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 70% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

fatherhood usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for fatherhood

noun fatherhood

  • parentage — derivation or descent from parents or ancestors; birth, origin, or lineage: a man of distinguished parentage.
  • parenthood — the state, position, or relation of a parent.
  • progenitor — a biologically related ancestor: a progenitor of the species.
  • paternity — the state of being a father; fatherhood.

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