adjective. having no parent or parents or not cared for by parent surrogates.
- -less (English)
- -leas (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
- parent (English)
- parent (Anglo-Norman)
Example sentences of the word parentless
1. Noun, singular or mass
It provided financial aid to single mothers so they could stay home to take care of their own kids and parentless orphans were put into the system and sent to foster care families.