[pair-uh nt-hoo d, par-]


the state, position, or relation of a parent.

Origin of parenthood

First recorded in 1855–60; parent + -hood
Related formsnon·par·ent·hood, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Word Origin and History for parenthood

1856, from parent (n.) + -hood.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper