blended family


Definition of blended family

: a family that includes children of a previous marriage of one spouse or both

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Recent Examples on the Web People in their 40s, 50s and 60s, thereabouts, recognize that there was something special about Carol, Mike and their blended family that differentiated the Bradys from other shows of that era. Lynn Petrak,, "Petrak: My Brady mania off the charts with news ‘Peter Brady’ is coming to La Grange," 11 Oct. 2019 The name is a nod to the six children Troy shares with his wife Selena, the story of their blended family displayed in detail at the entrance of the restaurant. Lindsey Mcclave, The Courier-Journal, "Juicy burgers? Check. Mouthwatering hot dogs? Check. This spot in Shelby Park has it all," 22 Jan. 2020 An unanticipated problem was encountered, check back soon and try again Christina and Ant Anstead are making sure to spend some quality time together amid their busy lives and raising their blended family. Claudia Harmata,, "Christina Anstead Vows to Prioritize Quality 'Adult Alone Time' with Husband Ant During Date," 12 Jan. 2020 Lopez and her fiancé Alex Rodriguez shared a series of sweet photos from their blended family's Christmas morning. Leah Prinzivalli, Allure, "Jennifer Lopez Is Bringing Back the '90s-Style Claw Hair Clip," 27 Dec. 2019 The accident plucked the children from their mother's warm Presbyterian household and sent them first to relatives in Montana and then to a blended family in Tillamook, Oregon, after their father remarried. The Oregonian/oregonlive Politics Team, oregonlive, "So who is Lars Larson, the conservative who named the suspected Trump whistleblower on Fox News?," 8 Nov. 2019 Since expanding their blended family, Duff has shared a number of adorable and hilarious moments with her kids, including a time where Luca scolded his famous mom about doing a better job of keeping an extra close eye on baby Banks. Robyn Merrett,, "Hilary Duff's Fiancé Matthew Koma Gets Tattoo in Honor of Their Daughter and His Stepson-to-Be," 12 Nov. 2019 One big happy blended family this definitely is not. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Review: ‘Three Peaks’ is not a peak experience," 2 Aug. 2019 In her first novel written in English, the Mexican author sends a blended family of four—a daughter and her once-single mother, married to a once-single father with a son—on a road trip across the U.S. from New York to Arizona. Lucy Feldman, Time, "The 10 Best Fiction Books of 2019," 22 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of blended family

1972, in the meaning defined above

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“Blended family.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Feb. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of blended family

: a family that includes children from a previous marriage of the wife, husband, or both parents

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