step·son | \ˈstep-ˌsən \

Definition of stepson 

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

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My 3-month-old daughter and 7-year-old stepson are growing up in a world where devices reign supreme and highly choreographed Instagram perfection is the standard, not the exception. Jennifer Van Grove,, "Why 'porn' on Snapchat is no big deal," 26 May 2018 Elizabeth began trying to hook up an Xbox for her stepson. Jennifer Egan, New York Times, "Children of the Opioid Epidemic," 9 May 2018 Bush last saw her beloved stepson in February 1861, on his way to Washington to assume the presidency. Gillian Brockell, Washington Post, "Abraham Lincoln’s ‘angel mother’ and the second ‘mama’ who outlived him," 12 May 2018 After catching up with Tony Hawk, now 50 and parenting four kids (plus two stepsons), SI's Jacob Feldman peels back the curtain on a different area of Hawk's life. Staff,, "How Joey Chestnut Dominates July 4, Tony Hawk's Other Major Talent and More," 6 July 2018 In addition to his stepdaughter Ms. Espelien, his survivors include his wife, Wendy (Noack) Schultz; his son, David; two other stepdaughters, Greta Guscette and Ingrid Murray; two stepsons, Christian and Joseph Kiedrowski; and 15 grandchildren. Richard Sandomir, New York Times, "Ed Schultz, Blunt-Spoken Political Talk-Show Host, Dies at 64," 5 July 2018 The anticorruption commission spent Tuesday afternoon questioning Riza Aziz, Mr. Najib’s stepson, a co-founder of Red Granite Pictures Inc. Yantoultra Ngui, WSJ, "Najib Razak, Malaysia’s Fallen Leader, Is Arrested and Charged in 1MDB Scandal," 4 July 2018 While Meeks technically has a biological son and two stepsons with Melissa, this will be his first child with Green — and our first opportunity to gawk at photos of Meeks cradling a non-felon baby. Amanda Arnold, The Cut, "The ‘Hot Felon’ and The Topshop Heiress Are Having a Baby," 27 Mar. 2018 Brandon beloved son of Shawn Kendall and Cynthia Aparicio, stepson of Jessica., "Deaths in Central Florida: 7/14," 14 July 2018

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First Known Use of stepson

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of stepson was before the 12th century

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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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exaggeratedly or childishly emotional

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