Definition of stepfather
: the husband of one's mother when distinct from one's natural or legal father
Recent Examples of stepfather from the Web
The stepfather of a 13-year-old girl found dead on the side of an Arizona road is accused of asphyxiating the girl to death.
A judge Wednesday denied bail for a 27-year-old armed robbery parolee accused of fatally shooting his stepfather during a domestic fight over the Memorial Day weekend on the Northwest Side.
But for six years of her childhood, Ms. Perry was repeatedly molested and raped by her stepfather.
Prosecutors said Brown deposited cash into the bank accounts of his mother, stepfather and brother before the Democratic primary for mayor last year and then immediately contributed that money to the Pugh campaign in their names.
His mom, Charity Young, and stepfather, Ryan Young, came to graduation to celebrate with their son.
The film's eponymous heroine (Daphne Patakia) is a free-spirited young Greek woman living on the island of Lesbos with her stepfather Kakourgos (Simon Abkarian), a restaurateur teetering on the brink of bankruptcy as Greece's economy flatlines.
A police liaison officer rang Olivia’s stepfather, Paul Hodgson.
After about a year of dating, the couple went to California to help Greg's family after his stepfather passed away and decided to make their stay permanent.
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First Known Use of stepfather
before 12th century
STEPFATHER Defined for English Language Learners
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
Definition of stepfather for Students
: the husband of someone's mother after the death or divorce of his or her real father
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