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 Autoworkers Ronald Ebens, 43, and his stepson Michael Nitz, 22, got into an argument. Niraj Warikoo, USA TODAY, 23 June 2022 The boy, a friend of VanMeter’s stepson, had been barred from hanging out at their home. Stephania Taladrid, The New Yorker, 21 June 2022 Autoworkers Ebens, 43, and his stepson Michael Nitz, 22, got into an argument. Niraj Warikoo, Detroit Free Press, 16 June 2022 Princess Eugenie's son August, Zara Tindall's son Lucas, and Princess Beatrice's stepson Wolfie. Emily Burack, Town & Country, 6 June 2022 In 2013, Laura Day was convicted of capital murder and sentenced to life in prison without parole for the drowning death of her 6-year-old stepson. Joseph Diaz, ABC News, 2 June 2022 Helen Mirren and husband Taylor Hackford are speaking out for the first time following the death of Taylor's son and Mirren's stepson, Rio Hackford. Jen Juneau,, 19 Apr. 2022 Competition from Japan was cutting into the profits of US automakers, driving them to rely more heavily on automation and lay off hundreds of thousands of people across Michigan -- including Ebens' stepson Michael Nitz. Harmeet Kaur, CNN, 10 Oct. 2021 In 1982, when Chinese American Vincent Chin was beaten to death by Ronald Ebens and his stepson Michael Nitz, white auto workers enraged by the Japanese auto industry’s success in America, Ebens concluded that his motivations were not racist. Frank Shyong Columnist, Los Angeles Times, 30 July 2021 See More

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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 11 Aug. 2022.

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