stepmother

noun step·moth·er \ ˈstep-ˌmə-t͟hər \
|Updated on: 12 Jul 2018

Definition of stepmother

: the wife of one's parent when distinct from one's natural or legal mother

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First Known Use of stepmother

before 12th century

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Definition of stepmother for English Language Learners

  • : a woman that your father marries after his marriage to or relationship with your mother has ended


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stepmother

noun step·moth·er \ ˈstep-ˌmə-t͟hər \

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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