stepfather

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noun step·fa·ther \ˈstep-ˌfä-thər\

Definition of stepfather

  1. :  the husband of one's mother when distinct from one's natural or legal father

Before 12th Century

First Known Use of stepfather

before 12th century


STEPFATHER Defined for English Language Learners

stepfather

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noun step·fa·ther \ˈstep-ˌfä-thər\

Definition of stepfather for English Language Learners

  • : a man that your mother marries after her marriage to or relationship with your father has ended


STEPFATHER Defined for Kids

stepfather

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noun step·fa·ther \ˈstep-ˌfä-thər\

Definition of stepfather for Students

  1. :  the husband of someone's mother after the death or divorce of his or her real father



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