Definition of mateless in US English:

mateless

adjective

  • See mate

    • ‘Never fear, secluded mateless types: through some meticulous research I have developed some foolproof methods of wooing.’
    • ‘Single women who find themselves mateless during their usual ‘prime’ years will now have time to build a better life to support themselves and their children (later, and with or without partners).’
    • ‘Elsewhere Dylan looks to celebrate freedom for the ‘mistreated mateless mother, the mistitled prostitute’, the ‘gentle and the kind’, and for all those who he sees to be on the outside of a harsh and unkind society.’