Definitions

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  • adj. Resembling or characteristic of a parent.

Etymologies

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parent +‎ -like

Examples

  • Although some say attraction strategy will land you a Ferrari, challenging responsibility can't be ordered up picture perfect from a helicopter-parentlike universe and delivered into our laps without a lot of challenge and responsibility attached.

    Tevis Gale: For Recent Grads (and the Rest of Us): Welcome to the Occupation

  • Jeb had been the only parentlike person I'd ever had.

    The Angel Experiment

  • Here they stopped a moment to chat with some good friend, there to watch the children and -- parentlike -- make sure young Allan was safe and only normally dirty and grass-stained.

    Darkness and Dawn

  • The show features Nina, an actress who portrays a parentlike figure, and a star-shaped puppet named Star.

    Forbes.com: News

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