Definitions

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  • adj. Resembling or characteristic of an orphan.

Etymologies

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orphan +‎ -like

Examples

  • His orphanlike eagerness to please is overwhelming his ability to control his body and actually trace the steps that have been laid out by his professional partner, Karina Smirnoff.

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