unchaperoned

adjective

un·​chap·​er·​oned ˌən-ˈsha-pə-ˌrōnd How to pronounce unchaperoned (audio)
: not accompanied by a chaperone : not chaperoned
was not allowed to attend the dance unchaperoned
unchaperoned teenagers

Keep scrolling for more

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Taliban fighters were raiding houses, attempting to find unchaperoned girls. Eliza Griswold, The New Yorker, 25 Apr. 2022 The latest Whistledown spills the ink about Eloise's unchaperoned association with political radicals. Sara Netzley, EW.com, 26 Mar. 2022 This device comes into play the moment Anthony encounters the headstrong, independent Kate on an unchaperoned early-morning ride. Katie Rife, Rolling Stone, 29 Mar. 2022 An unchaperoned Eloise attends a public lecture series and is delighted to bumps into Theo there. Sara Netzley, EW.com, 26 Mar. 2022 The Mahoning Drive-In opened in 1949, part of a wave of drive-ins that became popular in America after World War II, first with parents and their young children, and then with teenagers who sought unchaperoned privacy. Simon Abrams, New York Times, 9 July 2021 The Mahoning Drive-In opened in 1949, part of a wave of drive-ins that became popular in America after World War II, first with parents and their young children, and then with teenagers who sought unchaperoned privacy. Simon Abrams, New York Times, 9 July 2021 In 1996, the Mall of America was one of the nation’s first shopping centers to impose curfews on unchaperoned teens, according to a New York Times story that year. Nedra Rhone, ajc, 15 Sep. 2021 The Mahoning Drive-In opened in 1949, part of a wave of drive-ins that became popular in America after World War II, first with parents and their young children, and then with teenagers who sought unchaperoned privacy. Simon Abrams, New York Times, 9 July 2021 See More

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'unchaperoned.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

Keep scrolling for more

Word History

First Known Use

1858, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unchaperoned was in 1858

Dictionary Entries Near unchaperoned

Cite this Entry

“Unchaperoned.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unchaperoned. Accessed 26 Sep. 2022.

Keep scrolling for more

More from Merriam-Webster on unchaperoned

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!


Odd Habits and Quirks

  • image1926873504
  • Which of the following best describes an easily irritated person?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ