Definition of fatherlike in US English:

fatherlike

adjective & adverb

  • See father

    • ‘A heavyweight champion by the age of 20, Tyson's fatherlike figure D' Amato had already passed away.’
    • ‘Dad was in there too, reading the paper or tinkering with our forever-malfunctioning refrigerator or something kitcheny and fatherlike.’
    • ‘Then Howie meets Big John, who becomes like a fatherlike figure to him.’
    • ‘He has no ‘fatherlike’ protective tendencies, etc.’
    • ‘He relates to high school recruits with his easy, fatherlike personality.’

Pronunciation

fatherlike

/ˈfɑðərˌlaɪk//ˈfäT͟Hərˌlīk/