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single-parent

[sing-guh l-pair-uh nt, ‐par-uh nt] /ˈsɪŋ gəlˈpɛər ənt, ‐ˈpær ənt/
adjective
1.
of or noting a family in which a parent brings up a child or children alone, without a partner: a single-parent family;
a single-parent household.
Origin of single-parent
1965-1970
1965-70

single parent

noun
1.
a parent or guardian who brings up a child or children alone, without a partner:
Being a single parent isn’t easy.
Origin
1850-60
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single parent

noun
1.
  1. a person who has a dependent child or dependent children and who is widowed, divorced, or unmarried
  2. (as modifier): a single-parent family
Also called (NZ) solo parent
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