step·​broth·​er | \ˈstep-ˌbrə-t͟hər \

Definition of stepbrother 

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

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Back in 1990, Jaime and Sherry were 5 and 3 years old, respectively, and living in Northern California with their parents, Kim and Jim, and 12-year-old stepbrother Bobby., "For Children with This Rare Life-Threatening Skin Condition, Sunlight Can Kill," 23 Mar. 2018 With the new mother came a cruel new stepbrother: Curtis Salyer, currently identified in the Oklahoma prison system as Inmate No. Eric Adler, kansascity, "Unmasked: Inside the miraculous, mad, mysterious life of Dr. MooMoo," 17 June 2018 The counterprotesters included many familiar faces, including her boyfriend's stepbrother. Carolyn Thompson And Michael Melia,, "School-walkout unity also lays bare division among students," 17 Mar. 2018 Rose Garner, Katrina Garner's wife and Jack's stepmother, will compete in the senior race along with her son and Jack's stepbrother, 18-year-old Matthew Theisen. Beth Bragg, Anchorage Daily News, "A year after fatal bear attack, family will return to Bird Ridge for ‘Jack’s Run’," 15 June 2018 Several witnesses have testified that the Salemmes had a hidden interest in the Channel, the nightclub purchased by DiSarro and his stepbrother in 1992. Shelley Murphy,, "‘Cadillac Frank’ Salemme’s lawyer asks gangster witness: Isn’t that you in the picture?," 8 June 2018 Valentine's Day massacre claims four brothers On Feb. 14, 1977, Gregory Brooks, 22, and his stepbrothers, Ralph Spencer, 14, Reeve Spencer, 16, and Raymond Spencer, 17, were killed in their mobile home near Hollandsburg in Western Indiana. Tim Evans, Indianapolis Star, "Notorious mass murders in Indiana's past," 25 Nov. 2013 Menu options are still in the works, but small, shareable plates and an atmosphere more casual than that at Ambrosia are what Pizzi and her stepbrother Lawrence Green have in mind. Liz Biro, Indianapolis Star, "Ambrosia owners plan an Italian restaurant in Fountain Square," 16 May 2018 Flowers earned one start as a freshman, two days after his stepbrother Bradley Holt was murdered. Jim Owczarski,, "Unbreakable, undrafted Quinton Flowers gets his chance with the Cincinnati Bengals," 11 May 2018

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First Known Use of stepbrother

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of stepbrother

: the son of your stepmother or stepfather

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