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

Definition of stepbrother

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

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Pheeranut had grown close to his stepbrother, who was transgender and had struggled with his sexuality. Shashank Bengalistaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, "Column One: Young Thai boxer looks like a lollipop, stings like a bee," 30 July 2019 His daughter Francesca Pizzi and her stepbrother, Lawrence Green, are behind Maialina. Liz Biro, Indianapolis Star, "New Mailina Italian restaurant brings Little Italy to Fountain Square," 15 July 2019 Max’s hot, cruel stepbrother Billy (Dacre Montgomery) is a lifeguard at the local pool, obviously. Judy Berman, Time, "Season 3 of Stranger Things Proves It Isn't Really a TV Show Anymore—It's a Franchise," 30 June 2019 In the Los Angeles Angels' first home game since pitcher Tyler Skaggs died, his mother, Debbie, took his place on the mound surrounded by Skaggs wife, Carli, stepbrother, Garret, and stepfather, Dan Ramos, according to Major League Baseball. Madeline Holcombe, CNN, "Tyler Skaggs' mom throws first pitch in his honor at Angels game as players pay tribute to beloved star," 13 July 2019 In addition, he is survived by his stepbrother, Richard F Gibbons, his wife, Heather Moss and their three children, Julia, Jackson and Maxwell, of San Diego, CA., "Frederick B. VanBrunt II," 11 July 2019 Spirited skateboarder Max spends much of the season trying to find her place among the group while simultaneously dealing with bullying from her abusive stepbrother and the competing affections of Lucas and Dustin. Lauren Huff,, "Everything you need to remember about Stranger Things before watching season 3," 28 June 2019 Returning to the crash scene, where the road had since been closed, police were approached later that morning by a man identifying himself as the driver’s stepbrother, who asked to look at the car. Thomas Jewell,, "Fleeing Solon man charged in crash causing Memorial Day power outage: Bentleyville Police Blotter," 21 June 2019 Court records don’t indicate what happened to McGinnis’s stepsiblings, but two of her stepbrothers spoke to investigators and corroborated her account of being abducted and abused. The Washington Post, The Mercury News, "Her ‘predator’ stepfather held her captive for 19 years. A grocery store conversation changed everything.," 13 June 2019

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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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