unattached (adj.) late 15c., "not arrested or seized," from UN- (Cf. un-) (1) "not" + pp. of ATTACH (Cf. attach). Meaning "not associated with any body or institution" is recorded from 1796; sense of "single, not engaged or married" is first attested 1874.

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  • unattached — [adj] disconnected, free apart, at liberty, autonomous, available, detached, fancyfree*, footloose*, independent, off the hook*, on one’s own*, separate, single, unaffiliated, uncommited, unconnected, uninvolved, unmarried; concepts… …   New thesaurus

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