step·​son | \ ˈstep-ˌsən \

Definition of stepson 

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

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The boy, who is the stepson of a veteran sergeant of the Harris County Sheriff’s Office, was airlifted to Memorial Herman Hospital in the Texas Medical Center shortly after 6:30 p.m. from his home in the 31700 block of Dunham Lake Drive. Samantha Ketterer, Houston Chronicle, "Boy, 4, who apparently shot himself, in serious condition," 11 July 2018 Rich was also the stepson to the late Dominic DiBella who had a great influence on his life., "Richard E. Grogan," 6 July 2018 Lomax’s stepson had several abrasions and bruises on his face, Ware said. Fleming Smith, ajc, "Stepdad arrested after 4-year-old found with bruises, fractured leg," 20 June 2018 In Panama City Beach, Bill Small decided to ride out the storm with his wife and stepson in their home near St. Andrews Bay. Jon Kamp, WSJ, "Hurricane Michael Pummels the Florida Panhandle," 10 Oct. 2018 According to an arrest warrant affidavit filed by Schertz police, Inmon allegedly choked his 21-year-old stepson in a headlock during an argument. Lauren Caruba, San Antonio Express-News, "Area school board member charged with felony theft, perjury," 8 June 2018 According to a police report related to Kelley's escape, the gunman — then a member of the U.S. Air Force — was hospitalized after he was charged by military authorities with fracturing the skull of his 1-year-old stepson. USA TODAY, "Secret Service: Mental illness stalks many suspects in mass attacks," 29 Mar. 2018 Paradise resident Robert Broome, 53, tried to flee the fire with his wife, adult stepson and 12-year-old grandson. Sara Randazzo, WSJ, "What’s Left in Two Communities After Fires Killed 44," 12 Nov. 2018 No contact information was available for Maduro's stepsons so they could not be reached for comment. Joshua Goodman, Fox News, "Maduro's stepsons face scrutiny in $1.2 billion graft case," 24 Aug. 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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