mother–in–law

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noun moth·er–in–law \ˈmə-thər-ən-ˌlȯ, ˈməth-rən-, ˈmə-thərn-\

Definition of mother–in–law

plural

mothers–in–law

play \ˈmə-thər-zən-\
  1. 1 :  the mother of one's spouse

  2. 2 archaic :  stepmother

14th Century

First Known Use of mother–in–law

14th century



MOTHER–IN–LAW Defined for English Language Learners

mother–in–law

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noun moth·er–in–law \ˈmə-thər-ən-ˌlȯ, ˈməth-rən-, ˈmə-thərn-\

Definition of mother–in–law for English Language Learners

  • : the mother of your husband or wife


MOTHER–IN–LAW Defined for Kids

mother–in–law

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noun moth·er–in–law \ˈmə-thər-ən-ˌlȯ\

Definition of mother–in–law for Students

plural

mothers–in–law

  1. :  the mother of someone's husband or wife


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