step·​dad ˈstep-ˌdad How to pronounce stepdad (audio)
plural stepdads
: stepfather
When I was 18, my mama got remarried. My stepdad and I get along really well, so no problems there.Ithaca Journal

Examples of stepdad in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Riley Strain's stepdad opens up about family's difficult conversations as Nashville search intensifies Strain's body was spotted by workers at the river Friday morning, Drake said. Emily Shapiro, ABC News, 22 Mar. 2024 These quotes can also work for celebrating grandparents, uncles, stepdads, family friends, and other father figures! Nicole Harris, Parents, 16 Mar. 2024 A couple of years ago, the Spanish reggaetón star Saiko was talking with his friend’s stepdad, Walter, known for his spiritual wisdom and for being in touch with the metaphysical. Tomás Mier, Rolling Stone, 21 Mar. 2024 Barker, meanwhile, is father to daughter Alabama Luella, 17, and son Landon Asher, 19, and stepdad to Atiana De La Hoya, 24, shared with ex-wife Shanna Moakler. Escher Walcott, Peoplemag, 3 Mar. 2024 The Supporting Actor nominee also had extra support at the event from his mom Donna Gosling and his stepdad Valerio Attanasio. Kristina Behr, Parents, 11 Mar. 2024 The jurors in James Crumbley's case Juror 1: A single, 29-year-old white male who works in IT support for the automotive industry and lives with his mom and stepdad. Gina Kaufman, Detroit Free Press, 6 Mar. 2024 The witness list for the defense suggests Gutierrez-Reed plans to call her stepdad to the stand. Nancy Dillon, Rolling Stone, 21 Feb. 2024 Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale's 3 Kids: All About Kingston, Zuma and Apollo Stefani then recalled the night the 17-year-old recently debuted his vocal skills to the public while performing at his stepdad Blake Shelton's bar in August 2023. Angela Andaloro, Peoplemag, 15 Feb. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1829, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of stepdad was in 1829

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“Stepdad.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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