Entry from British & World English dictionary
Denoting or relating to a family consisting of one person bringing up a child or children without a partner: the number of one-parent families is increasing
More example sentences
- More than half of the suicidal callers were from one-parent families and one-fifth were living ‘outside traditional family structures’ - for instance, in care or on the streets.
- The importance Laidlaw places on the father/son relationship can be seen by the way in which he has supported a project called Big Brothers and Sisters, which matches children from one-parent families with mentors.
- Children in one-parent households are more likely to have their own phone.
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