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[uhn-uh-tacht] /ˌʌn əˈtætʃt/
not attached.
not connected or associated with any particular body, group, organization, or the like; independent.
not engaged or married.
Origin of unattached
First recorded in 1490-1500; un-1 + attached Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • It can hardly be said too often, that, according to the New Testament ideal, there are no unattached Christians.

    The Teaching of Jesus George Jackson
  • From them, both arms hung loose, unattached at the shoulder blades.

    Victory Lester del Rey
  • The unattached ladies put their heads together and discussed her with little peals of laughter.

    A Maker of History E. Phillips Oppenheim
  • But, no; I didn't say you were the less an angel; only that I thought of you as unattached, then—you see.

    The Message Alec John Dawson
  • Many of these mated with the unattached coyotes as they straggled north.

    The Yellow Horde Hal G. Evarts
  • The minister had said "unattached," but Captain Obed did not offer to correct the quotation.

    Thankful's Inheritance Joseph C. Lincoln
British Dictionary definitions for unattached


not connected with any specific thing, body, group, etc; independent
not engaged or married
(of property) not seized or held as security or in satisfaction of a judgment
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Word Origin and History for unattached

late 15c., "not arrested or seized," from un- (1) "not" + past participle of attach. Meaning "not associated with any body or institution" is recorded from 1796; sense of "single, not engaged or married" is first attested 1874.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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