Definition of stepmother
: the wife of one's father when distinct from one's natural or legal mother
Recent Examples of stepmother from the Web
Her husband, George Gilmer, her stepmother's brother, was full of ambition but couldn't hold a job.
Diane Nicole’s father and stepmother were charged with felony child abuse in connection with the injuries and are each being held on a million-dollar bond.
Janet Taylor, Richard's stepmother, said the march and block party was her husband's way of dealing with his loss.
The most insulting of these is leveled at Lucy, whose first experience as a stepmother involves sorting out some boy trouble with Margo and, of course, keeping a safe distance from the action while the men go off and play.
All of the proceeds raised will go toward the SPLASH Project fund at the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, set up by Brugueras Jr.'s father, Iran Brugueras Sr., stepmother, Nora Brugueras, grandmother Maria Sanchez and cousin Nydia Cotto.
Born in 1897, in Texas, the story goes that, when Johnson was young, his stepmother threw lye in his face out of spite for his father’s infidelity.
Hanning joined the Hitler Youth with his class in 1935 at age 13, then volunteered at 18 for the Waffen SS at the urging of his stepmother.
After my divorce, his stepmother helped me to raise him (by joint custody) from the age of 5 to18.
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First Known Use of stepmother
before 12th century
STEPMOTHER Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of stepmother for English Language Learners
: a woman that your father marries after his marriage to or relationship with your mother has ended
STEPMOTHER Defined for Kids
Definition of stepmother for Students
: the wife of someone's father after the death or divorce of his or her real mother
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