stepfamily

noun
step·​fam·​i·​ly | \ ˈstep-ˌfam-lē How to pronounce stepfamily (audio) , -ˌfa-mə- \

Definition of stepfamily

: a family in which there is a stepparent

Examples of stepfamily in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In this new book, Rudy retells the classic Cinderella tale, putting a young mouse under the thumbs of a ratty stepfamily. oregonlive, "5 books to keep children’s brains engaged during Oregon’s stay-home order," 4 Apr. 2020 That’s what Wagner would label a complex stepfamily — where there are multiple sets of children. Nneka Mcguire, chicagotribune.com, "We spoke to stepmoms ahead of Mother’s Day. Here’s what they want you to know.," 9 May 2018 And don’t be afraid to study: reading literature on stepfamily development can offer insights. Nneka Mcguire, chicagotribune.com, "We spoke to stepmoms ahead of Mother’s Day. Here’s what they want you to know.," 9 May 2018 Like Hurst, Bridgeport resident Amy Ramirez Diaz is part of a complex stepfamily. Nneka Mcguire, chicagotribune.com, "We spoke to stepmoms ahead of Mother’s Day. Here’s what they want you to know.," 9 May 2018 When she and her stepfamily are invited to the king’s ball, Ella is assisted by Dweezil Twistup fairy God-dude Extraordinaire, his sidekick Junior, and a pair of large shoeboxes. Milwaukee, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Schoolhouse Players presents 'Cinderella or the Story of Bigfoot'," 23 Jan. 2018 As the stepfamily, Cherone, King and Quinn-Gibney deliver good performances as well. Patti Restivo, Laurel Leader, "'Curious Savage' takes an amusing venture into insanity," 9 June 2017

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First Known Use of stepfamily

1873, in the meaning defined above

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“Stepfamily.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stepfamily. Accessed 25 Sep. 2020.

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