or co·par·ent

[ noun koh-pair-uh nt, -par-, koh-pair-, -par-; verb koh-pair-uh nt, -par- ]
/ noun ˈkoʊˌpɛər ənt, -ˌpær-, koʊˈpɛər-, -ˈpær-; verb koʊˈpɛər ənt, -ˈpær- /


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

verb (used with object)

to share equally with another parent in the care of (a child).

verb (used without object)

to act as a co-parent.

Nearby words

  1. co-opt,
  2. co-orbital,
  3. co-ordinal,
  4. co-ordinate,
  5. co-own,
  6. co-pilot,
  7. co-publish,
  8. co-respondent,
  9. co-respondent shoes,
  10. co-routine Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019