son-in-law

noun
\ ˈsən-ən-ˌlȯ How to pronounce son-in-law (audio) \
plural sons-in-law

Definition of son-in-law

: the husband of one's daughter or son

First Known Use of son-in-law

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Son-in-law.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/son-in-law. Accessed 14 December 2019.

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son-in-law

noun
How to pronounce son-in-law (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of son-in-law

: the husband of your daughter

son-in-law

noun
\ ˈsən-ən-ˌlȯ \
plural sons-in-law

Kids Definition of son-in-law

: the husband of a person's daughter

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