Words at Play : Top 10 User-Submitted Words, Vol. 3

#4: Bonus Parent

Definition:

stepparent

Example:

"Not long ago, you rarely heard the word 'step-parent' without hearing the word 'wicked' in front of it. Or with the word 'monster' in front of it. These just sound wrong to us. So, when we heard Oprah refer to a step-parent as a 'bonus' parent, it just felt right." — Rachel Sarah, singlemommyhood.com blog, July 20, 2009

Submitted by:

Susan Neeb, MI

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