stepfather

noun step·fa·ther \ ˈstep-ˌfä-t͟hər \
|Updated on: 5 Aug 2018

Definition of stepfather

: the husband of one's parent when distinct from one's natural or legal father

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First Known Use of stepfather

before 12th century

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STEPFATHER Defined for English Language Learners

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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

noun step·fa·ther \ ˈstep-ˌfä-t͟hər \

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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