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

Definition of stepson

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

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This past April, Gabrielle Union, her stepsons Zaire, 17, and Zion, and infant daughter, Kaavia James, took to the streets of Miami to take part in the city’s annual pride parade. Morgan Paige, Essence, "Dwyane Wade On Rooting For His Son At Miami Pride: 'My Role As A Father Is To Support My Kids'," 19 June 2019 Timothy is survived by daughter Laura, son James, stepson Sean, stepdaughter Siobhan, two grandchildren, three step-grandchildren, and sister Jennifer., "Timothy F. Woodbridge," 16 June 2019 Today, Janak is thriving, having recently graduated from college, and Jayapal also has a stepson. Anna North, Vox, "Rep. Pramila Jayapal’s story counters misconceptions about who gets abortions," 14 June 2019 Robert Bell Wallace, 67, from California, was staying at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Punta Cana to attend his stepson's wedding, almost a month before the other incidents occurred. Fox News, "Bodies of Maryland couple found dead in Dominican Republic returned to US," 12 June 2019 In November of that year, an airman who had been court-martialed for assaulting his wife and stepson killed 26 people and wounded 22 others in a Texas church. The Washington Post, The Mercury News, "Shanahan withdraws, addresses violent incidents," 18 June 2019 In November of that year, an airman who had been court-martialed for assaulting his wife and stepson killed 26 people and wounded 22 others in a Texas church. Aaron C. Davis,, "As Shanahan withdraws as Trump’s defense pick, he addresses violent domestic incidents," 18 June 2019 Son Ethan and nephew Kieran, along with stepson Dylan, strengthened the family ties by joining the baseball team at OG. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Baseball on the rise at Orange Glen," 13 June 2019 He is survived by sister Ruth Moser, and stepsons Matthew Carlos Schwartz and John Burnham Schwartz. Bridget Read, Vogue, "W.S. Merwin, Prize-Winning Poet and Conservationist, Has Died at 91," 15 Mar. 2019

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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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