step·​mom ˈstep-ˌmäm How to pronounce stepmom (audio)
plural stepmoms
: stepmother
Chicken spaghetti casserole: This … creamy noodle dish is one of my absolute favorite things my stepmom makes, and I'd love to make it for you.Claire Lower

Examples of stepmom in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In August, the actress held an Instagram Q&A and responded to a fan's question about becoming a stepmom to her husband's kids. Hannah Sacks, Peoplemag, 17 Nov. 2023 One day after school, her stepmom concedes that Mafiya’s education is not her top concern. Melanie Stetson Freeman, The Christian Science Monitor, 9 Nov. 2023 Back in September, both Tallulah and Scout praised stepmom Emma Heming Willis for her work raising awareness amid their father’s health condition. Jen Juneau, Peoplemag, 8 Nov. 2023 Weeks later, police arrested a 17-year-old shooting suspect as well as his dad and stepmom. Nancy Dillon, Rolling Stone, 30 Oct. 2023 At 15, Matthew moved to California to live with his father John, his stepmom Debbie and his half-sister Marie. Nicole Briese, Peoplemag, 29 Oct. 2023 Then, about a month ago, while vacationing with her father and stepmom near Dallas, Gabriella received a phone call from an unknown number. Jonathan Edwards, Washington Post, 14 Oct. 2023 My mom grew up very poor, and her clothes were hand-me-downs or her stepmom made them. Kailyn Brown, Los Angeles Times, 7 July 2023 Her stepmom, Amanda, went to law school at Pepperdine and Tatum was a frequent visitor to campus and the school’s soccer field. Kevin Baxter, Los Angeles Times, 13 Sep. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1914, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of stepmom was in 1914

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Cite this Entry

“Stepmom.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.

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