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

Examples of unchaperoned in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Still, he’s brought up short one morning, encountering on horseback the startling, scandalously unchaperoned Kate Sharma ( Simone Ashley ), who has recently arrived in town with the mission of making a match for her younger sister, Edwina (Charithra Chandran). John Anderson, WSJ, 22 Mar. 2022 The possibility of making a wrong turn certainly exists, however, don’t let that deter you from a bit of unchaperoned exploration. Lindsay Cohn, Condé Nast Traveler, 11 Apr. 2022 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 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1858, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unchaperoned was in 1858

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“Unchaperoned.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unchaperoned. Accessed 6 Dec. 2023.

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