daughter-in-law

noun
daugh·​ter-in-law | \ ˈdȯ-tər-in-ˌlȯ How to pronounce daughter-in-law (audio) , ˈdȯ-tərn- \
plural daughters-in-law\ ˈdȯ-​tər-​zin-​ˌlȯ How to pronounce daughter-in-law (audio) \

Definition of daughter-in-law

: the wife of one's son or daughter

First Known Use of daughter-in-law

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of daughter-in-law was in the 14th century

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“Daughter-in-law.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/daughter-in-law. Accessed 13 Jun. 2021.

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daughter-in-law

noun

English Language Learners Definition of daughter-in-law

: the wife of your son

daughter-in-law

noun
daugh·​ter-in-law | \ ˈdȯ-tər-ən-ˌlȯ \
plural daughters-in-law

Kids Definition of daughter-in-law

: the wife of a person's child

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