step·​broth·​er ˈstep-ˌbrə-t͟hər How to pronounce stepbrother (audio)
: a son of one's stepparent by a former partner

Examples of stepbrother in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Most episodes follow the inquisitive young Phineas teaming up with his quiet stepbrother, Ferb, in their constant quest to avoid boredom on summer vacation. Ew Staff,, 15 Apr. 2024 According to the logline, Maria then embarked on a questionable relationship with her stepbrother Raffy. K.j. Yossman, Variety, 3 Apr. 2024 But after falling prey to one too many lecherous interactions, including with her incel stepbrother Brad (Will Connolly), Dawn’s feminine rage takes over and she transitions from cherubic church leader to murderous siren. Brittani Samuel, Washington Post, 20 Mar. 2024 Strain’s dad, stepmom, stepsister and stepbrother are also in Nashville to help look for him. Rebecca Cohen, NBC News, 17 Mar. 2024 The Dance Moms sibling duo has three brothers and one sister: half-brothers Ryan and Tyler Ziegler and stepbrother and sister Matthew and Michele. Mckinley Franklin, Peoplemag, 16 Mar. 2024 Though Ron and Rebecca never married, the Foster sisters consider Fujikawa their stepbrother. Jacklyn Krol, Peoplemag, 15 Jan. 2024 Survivors include a niece, Dorothy Thomas Carter, of Glen Burnie; two nephews, John Merryman Kemp, of Hunt Valley, and Michael Alexis Merryman, of Connecticut; two stepbrothers, Timothy Cockey of New York City, and Christopher Cockey, of Manchester. Jacques Kelly, Baltimore Sun, 20 Jan. 2024 Bell is best known for his role on the Nickelodeon sitcom Drake & Josh, centered on the misadventures of two teenage stepbrothers with contrasting personalities. Jessica Wang,, 13 Apr. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of stepbrother was in the 15th century

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“Stepbrother.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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step·​broth·​er ˈstep-ˌbrət͟h-ər How to pronounce stepbrother (audio)
: a son of one's stepparent by a former partner
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