un·​at·​tached | \ ˌən-ə-ˈtacht How to pronounce unattached (audio) \

Definition of unattached

1a : not assigned or committed (as to a particular task, organization, or person) especially : not married or engaged
b : not seized as security for a legal judgment
2 : not joined or united unattached buildings

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My brother is currently unattached. everyone was surprised when the unattached woman finally fell in love
Recent Examples on the Web On Slauson Avenue in South Los Angeles on Wednesday, four RVs and three unattached trailers were parked along a block of small homes. Rachel Uranga, Los Angeles Times, 7 Apr. 2022 Your unattached clips may belong to any of the face-up suits. Ben Orlin, Ars Technica, 6 Apr. 2022 The fire ravaged the east- and west-side buildings that are positioned parallel to each other above the carport and also damaged a rear, unattached building. oregonlive, 17 Aug. 2021 The officers found an unattached door and laid the woman on in it, improvising for a stretcher. Yael Halon, Fox News, 17 Dec. 2021 In some ways, she’s remained unattached into her 40s due to happenstance. Harry Bruinius, The Christian Science Monitor, 13 Dec. 2021 The side brushes come unattached, but popping them on is very simple. Chris Hachey, BGR, 25 Nov. 2021 Despite the disadvantages, many single people find that the rewards of being unattached outweigh any economic benefits of being partnered. Mike Schneider, orlandosentinel.com, 8 Oct. 2021 In the eighteenth century a career with the East India Company was a throw of the dice for unattached young British men. Christopher De Bellaigue, The New York Review of Books, 11 June 2020 See More

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First Known Use of unattached

1796, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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The first known use of unattached was in 1796

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19 Apr 2022

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“Unattached.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unattached. Accessed 21 May. 2022.

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