Definitions

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  • n. an adult animal or person involved in parent-like behaviour towards an individual which is not his or her offspring

Etymologies

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From allo- +‎ parent

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  • Though hearts are swiftly beguiled

    By orphans that ought to be wild

    The zookeeper daren’t

    Become alloparent,

    Attached to a beast like a child.

    August 4, 2018