(n.) = unmarried mother ; single mom ; single mother ; single parent. Ex: Parents' roles are changing -- more than half of the school-age children have working mothers, there are many single-parent families, and many unmarried mothers with children. Ex: The final nail in her coffin was when somehow during the interview she mentioned being a single mom. Ex: For the bachelor not yet burdened with a family, few scenarios are as daunting as dating a single mother. Ex: Single parents are given priority in applying for help and divorced women automatically receive maintenance from the local authority who then claim it from the husband.