unchaperoned

adjective
un·​chap·​er·​oned | \ ˌən-ˈsha-pə-ˌrōnd How to pronounce unchaperoned (audio) \

Definition of unchaperoned

: not accompanied by a chaperone : not chaperoned was not allowed to attend the dance unchaperoned unchaperoned teenagers

Examples of unchaperoned in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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. BostonGlobe.com, 10 July 2021 The board’s decision that a film merited a rating of R, or restricted, might lure more adults but would immediately eliminate the pool of unchaperoned filmgoers under the age of 17; an X rating would bar anyone under 17 altogether. BostonGlobe.com, 19 May 2021 The board’s decision that a film merited a rating of R, or restricted, might lure more adults, but would immediately eliminate the pool of unchaperoned moviegoers under 17; an X rating would bar anyone under 17 altogether. Sam Roberts, New York Times, 19 May 2021 Sale, who was the former editor of the student newspaper, was enraged by a proposal to ban unchaperoned coeds from off-campus parties. Steven Levy, Wired, 5 Jan. 2021 Macron also signed a military cooperation treaty with Cyprus to counter Turkey’s growing influence in the Eastern Mediterranean, so far left unchaperoned by other European powers. Mathis Bitton, National Review, 12 Aug. 2020 Being seen on an unchaperoned date, even at a restaurant or other public place, could be cause for social ruin. Aaron Gilbreath, Longreads, 6 July 2018 The government shutdown in November 1995 cleared the White House of everyone except senior leaders and lowly interns, and that left Clinton unchaperoned. Neil Swidey, BostonGlobe.com, 10 July 2018 And while women may not yet have had full access to higher education — or even the right to vote — the unchaperoned, self-propelled bloomer girl seemed to be pedaling in that direction. Aaron Gilbreath, Longreads, 6 July 2018

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First Known Use of unchaperoned

1858, in the meaning defined above

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“Unchaperoned.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unchaperoned. Accessed 25 Jul. 2021.

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