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
Her stepfather is a conductor and violinist with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, which is based in Glasgow.
Her mother was the director of the clinics and her stepfather was the doctor.
On Thursday morning, it was announced that Harry Styles' stepfather, Robin Twist, had passed away.
The suspect was the biological father of one of the children and the stepfather of the two others, according to the police report.
Dan Oliver, an accountant at a New York hedge fund, invited Jennifer Friedman’s mother and stepfather, Linda and Leon Kurzweil, to dinner at the Four Seasons to ask their permission to marry her.
The suit alleges defamation in the NCAA testimony of two Mississippi State football players, Leo Lewis and Kobe Jones, and also Lindsey Miller, the estranged stepfather of former Rebel star Laremy Tunsil.
The attorneys, Erik Heipt and Edwin Budge, had planned to file a federal civil-rights lawsuit against the city of Yelm on behalf of Westling’s mother, Carmen Rowe, and stepfather, Sean Rowe.
By 1985, Jones, who is 64, had moved downstate but still returned frequently to visit the Schiller Park home where his mother and stepfather, who was a Chicago police officer, lived with Jones' sister.
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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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