or co·par·ent

[ noun koh-pair-uhnt, -par-, koh-pair-, -par-; verb koh-pair-uhnt, -par- ]

  1. a divorced or separated parent who shares equally with the other parent in the custody and care of a child.

verb (used with object)
  1. to share equally with another parent in the care of (a child).

verb (used without object)
  1. to act as a co-parent.

Origin of co-parent

First recorded in 1850–55

Words Nearby co-parent Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

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