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parental unit

One of one's parents. (Often used in the plural to indicate both parents.) Which parental unit is coming to pick you up from school today, nerd? I'd love to come, but I need to check with the parental units if it's all right.
See also: parental, unit


slang One's parents. I'll have to check with my parentals if I can borrow the car for the evening. A: "Hopefully the parentals will be asleep by the time we get back." B: "Don't call them your parentals, dude. You sound like a dweeb."
See also: parental
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(parental) units

n. parents. (see also rent(al)s.) Hey, units! I need to talk to you about something really important.
See also: parental, unit
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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