stepbrother

noun
step·​broth·​er | \ ˈstep-ˌbrə-t͟hər How to pronounce stepbrother (audio) \

Definition of stepbrother

: a son of one's stepparent by a former partner

Examples of stepbrother in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Marionette, who was four years older, saw her stepbrother exhibit other perplexing behaviors. Rachel Swan, San Francisco Chronicle, 24 May 2021 Owen is Anakin’s stepbrother who, with his wife, Beru, raised Luke Skywalker. Los Angeles Times, 29 Mar. 2021 Raines said his stepbrother shouted through an open window for his family to duck just as the gunshots erupted. Washington Post, 5 Apr. 2021 Relying on Nancy’s previously unavailable personal papers at the Reagan library and interviews with her son and stepbrother, Tumulty is able to construct a persuasive portrait of the future first lady’s character development. Washington Post, 23 Apr. 2021 The mother was not in Florida but told WHAS the vacation with the stepbrother's family had just started. Emma Austin, The Courier-Journal, 25 Mar. 2021 Lucas died March 23 when a stranger shot him and his stepbrother in Panama City Beach. Emma Austin, The Courier-Journal, 4 Apr. 2021 Also swept up in the dragnet — according to observers and activists on social media — was Prince Hamzah bin Hussein, one-time crown prince and stepbrother to Jordan’s King Abdullah II. Nabih Bulos, Los Angeles Times, 3 Apr. 2021 His stepbrother, Billy Davidson, Jr., said the cause of death was thought to be a heart attack. New York Times, 17 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of stepbrother

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Stepbrother.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stepbrother. Accessed 18 Jun. 2021.

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stepbrother

noun

English Language Learners Definition of stepbrother

: the son of your stepmother or stepfather

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