step·​son | \ ˈstep-ˌsən How to pronounce stepson (audio) \

Definition of stepson

: a son of one's husband or wife by a former partner

Examples of stepson in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web His 12-year-old stepson, who moved in with him last year, had become fast friends with Justin over games of Minecraft, Mr. Gaston said. New York Times, 6 June 2021 Team owner Carpenter, the stepson of former track owner Tony George, is a three-time Indy 500 pole-winner. Jenna Fryer, Star Tribune, 19 May 2021 Reynolds’ complaint traces the search of her home to March 2019, when her stepson, Darreonta Lamar Reynolds, then 24, became a suspect in a homicide investigation. Washington Post, 24 Apr. 2021 Suddenly Accolla found herself as the full-time caretaker of her stepson, who has attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and whose school switched to remote learning. NBC News, 27 Mar. 2021 LaMar's stepson, Christopher Schaffer, just graduated from U.S. Army Ranger School. Bill Glauber, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 28 May 2021 My stepson, a production wizard, took my raw footage and edited it into a one-hour film. Lisa Kanarek, Wired, 10 May 2021 Inn was a five-year veteran of the police force and left behind a wife, also a police officer, and several children, including a 7-month-old son, a 12-year-old stepdaughter and a 14-year-old stepson. Fox News, 15 Apr. 2020 Police told the truck’s owner that at worst, his stepson would receive a ticket. Bob Sandrick, cleveland, 14 May 2021

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First Known Use of stepson

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Stepson.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of stepson

: your wife's or husband's son by a past marriage or relationship

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