parenthood

noun par·ent·hood \ ˈper-ənt-ˌhu̇d \
Updated on: 6 Dec 2017

Definition of parenthood

: the state of being a parent; specifically : the position, function, or standing of a parent

Examples of parenthood in a Sentence

  1. parenthood is a difficult task requiring great commitment

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First Known Use of parenthood

1853


PARENTHOOD Defined for English Language Learners

parenthood

noun

Definition of parenthood for English Language Learners

  • : the state of being a mother or a father



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