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

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Recent Examples on the Web Being seen on an unchaperoned date, even at a restaurant or other public place, could be cause for social ruin. Aaron Gilbreath, Longreads, "The Wheel, the Woman, and the Human Body," 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, "How Democrats would be better off if Bill Clinton had never been president," 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, "The Wheel, the Woman, and the Human Body," 6 July 2018 These unchaperoned women, some people worried, could be pedaling away to engage in prostitution or lesbianism. Cycling trousers, along with women on bikes, were also a target of ridicule. Christine Ro, The Atlantic, "How Cycling Clothing Opened Doors for Women," 15 Apr. 2018 Organizers said Delta Air Lines donated two planes for Stoneman Douglas students and teachers who will arrive in the District early Saturday and return to Florida that night, so unchaperoned students will not need to worry about a place to stay. Marissa J. Lang, Washington Post, "March for Our Lives: D.C. has been preparing for weeks. Now, it begins.," 24 Mar. 2018 The middle-grade novel takes place in Crown Heights and follows a group of fifth and sixth grade students brought together weekly by their teacher for an informal, unchaperoned support group. ConcepciÓn De LeÓn, New York Times, "Jacqueline Woodson to Explore Belonging in Two Upcoming Books," 8 Dec. 2017 Many parents were waiting on the steps outside the arena to pick up their young concert goers, some of them at their first-ever concert unchaperoned, when the bomb went off. Sara Miller Llana, The Christian Science Monitor, "Manchester attack: explaining terrorism to children," 23 May 2017

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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 9 Aug. 2020.

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