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 In the first portion of season 4, Max was on the verge of death while struggling with the death of her stepbrother Billy (Dacre Montgomery) in the season 3 finale. Glenn Garner, PEOPLE.com, 14 June 2022 The story finds Maxine in a very dark place following the death of her stepbrother Billy (Dacre Montgomery), where the trauma of the events has taken its toll on Max. Clayton Davis, Variety, 1 June 2022 Her stepfather is erratic, her grandfather creepy, her stepbrother the fictional equivalent of an NPC. New York Times, 17 May 2022 May Mayfield — played by Sadie Sink — is the first familiar face to appear in the three-minute trailer, and is seen at a cemetery visiting her stepbrother Billy’s grave. Starr Bowenbank, Billboard, 12 Apr. 2022 The second Olmsted generation of landscape architects, Frederick Law Olmsted, Jr., and his stepbrother John Charles Olmsted, promoted the City Beautiful movement from their firm based in Brookline, Massachusetts. oregonlive, 10 Feb. 2022 With big poofy hair befitting of the era, Miss Kelly grills Max about how difficult her life is now that her stepbrother Billy is dead (from season three) and her stepdad is gone. Rodney Ho, ajc, 25 May 2022 Barker’s three children—Alabama Barker, Landon Barker, and step-daughter Atiana De La Hoya—posed alongside their father, stepmother Kourtney, and stepbrother Reign Disick, Kardashian’s son with ex-fiancé Scott Disick. ELLE, 8 Apr. 2022 On Sunday, her son, Renaud’s former stepbrother, texted the family a Twitter thread reporting Brent’s death. Washington Post, 10 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of stepbrother

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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stepbrother

step-by-step

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Last Updated

30 Jun 2022

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“Stepbrother.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stepbrother. Accessed 15 Aug. 2022.

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