stepson

noun
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 Brooks was the father of three daughters and a stepson. NBC News, "Atlanta police officer charged in death of Rayshard Brooks granted bond," 30 June 2020 In addition to her son, she is survived by a stepson, John Blau; his two daughters; and a granddaughter. Neil Genzlinger, BostonGlobe.com, "Elly Stone, 93, distinctive singer in ‘Jacques Brel’ revue, dies," 27 June 2020 Brooks -- a father of 3 young girls and a 13-year-old stepson -- died after he was shot on June 12 by an Atlanta police officer, who had responded to a Wendy's following reports that Brooks was asleep in his car in the drive-through lane. Dakin Andone, CNN, "Rayshard Brooks' funeral will be held at the church where Martin Luther King Jr. once preached," 22 June 2020 Brooks has three daughters, ages 1, 2 and 8, and a 13-year-old stepson. Justin Carissimo, CBS News, "Atlanta police officer fired after fatally shooting black man Rayshard Brooks," 17 June 2020 Brooks, 27, was a father of three young daughters -- ages 1, 2, and 8 -- and a 13-year-old stepson. Christina Maxouris, CNN, "Atlanta officer who shot Rayshard Brooks had several citizen complaints against him, records show," 16 June 2020 Relatives described Brooks as a loving father of three daughters and a stepson who had a bright smile and a big heart and loved to dance. NBC News, "'When does it stop?' Slain man's family makes tearful plea," 16 June 2020 Relatives described Brooks as a loving father of three daughters and a stepson who had a bright smile and a big heart and loved to dance. Dallas News, "‘When does it stop?’ Slain man’s family makes tearful plea," 16 June 2020 Relatives described Brooks as a loving father of three daughters and a stepson who had a bright smile and a big heart and loved to dance. Russ Bynum, Anchorage Daily News, "‘When does it stop?’ Slain man’s family makes tearful plea," 16 June 2020

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First Known Use of stepson

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Stepson.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stepson. Accessed 6 Jul. 2020.

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stepson

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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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