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single parent in Family topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishsingle parentˌsingle ˈparent noun [countable]  SSFFAMILYa mother or father who looks after their children on their own, without a partner syn lone parent
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single parentClockwise from above: Tatiana is a single parent.But it's tricky if you're a single parent - isn't that a ghastly expression?A single parent with two or three children in California would lose $ 1 in income.Priority for assistance will be given to senior citizens, disabled and single parent families.Liz, 36, was left the single parent of Amy, now five.