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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David Kendra, whose stepson Clayton D. Parks was killed in the shooting, questioned how Mr. Martin was able to carry a gun. Joe Barrett, WSJ, "Aurora Shooter Was Terminated, Then Killed Plant Manager, HR and Factory Workers," 16 Feb. 2019 Russell Wilson is a leader on and off the football field, including as a role model to his daughter and stepson. Karen Mizoguchi,, "Russell Wilson Says What Makes a Legend-ary Father Is 'How a Dad Loves Their Children'," 24 May 2018 Lowe was at 2404 Red Barn Road with the stepson of the homeowner, according to the fire report. Ben Brasch, ajc, "Cobb fire: Woman burns down home because man went to see another woman," 3 July 2018 At the time, Webb was living in New Bedford with his wife and stepson and had ties to mobsters in Rhode Island. Travis Andersen,, "State officials smash multimillion-dollar gaming ring; gangster’s stepson was kingpin, prosecutors say," 28 June 2018 During the 41st Annual Kennedy Center Honors, Kelly paid a sweet tribute to Reba, who became her mother-in-law when Kelly married Reba’s former stepson Brandon Blackstock. Megan Stein, Country Living, "Kelly Clarkson Absolutely Killed Reba McEntire's 'Fancy' at the Kennedy Center Honors," 27 Dec. 2018 Her stepson, Thomas Dorfer, heads up the kitchen, with a seasonally rotating menu that relies on local ingredients to put modern spins on Austrian staples like veal and freshwater fish. Sebastian Modak, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Best Way to Experience Austria's Wine Country Is By Bike," 7 Sep. 2018 Near the edge is Tiberius, the stepson Augustus adopted as his heir. Judith H. Dobrzynski, WSJ, "A Man Among Gods," 21 Sep. 2018 Mozzi is the stepson of former PM David Cameron’s late friend, Christopher Shale. Rachel Epstein, Marie Claire, "Princess Beatrice Is Dating Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi—Here's What You Need to Know About Him," 8 Jan. 2019

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First Known Use of stepson

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

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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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