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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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 Carrie Compere gives a rollicking performance as Sofia, the wife of Celie's stepson Harpo, and the first truly strong woman Celie meets. Theodore P. Mahne,, "Saenger's essential revival of 'Color Purple' well worth revisiting," 21 Feb. 2018 In addition to his wife, he is also survived by his son Kevin Theriault and his wife, Cheryl of Saratoga Springs, NY; his three grandchildren Christopher, Robert, Justin, and stepson Michael Saucier and several nieces and nephews. Hartford Courant,, "Omer L. Theriault," 12 June 2018 Besides his wife, the former Sandra Orenberg, who has a doctorate in counseling, he is survived by two daughters, Amelia Gold and Maggie Gold Seelig; a stepdaughter, Jennifer Arnold; a stepson, Stephen Silver; and 13 grandchildren. Richard Sandomir, New York Times, "Dr. Arnold Gold, 92, Dies; Made Compassionate Care a Cause," 2 Feb. 2018 The show adds another layer of consent when Dr. Ben Warren (Jason Winston George) is shown having a talk about it with his adolescent stepson, Tuck. Abby Gardner, Glamour, "Everyone Should Watch Grey's Anatomy's Powerful Message About Consent," 29 Mar. 2019 The Malaysian investigation has also focused on Mr. Najib’s stepson, Riza Aziz, who faced four days of questioning by antigraft officials in July. Ben Otto, WSJ, "Rosmah Mansor, Wife of Former Malaysian Leader, Charged With Money Laundering Related to 1MDB Scandal," 4 Oct. 2018 She is preceded in death by her parents, her sister, Georgia Eugenia Smith Schenk, her first husband, Richard William Barrett, her stepson, Richard Dwight Barrett, and her second husband, Virgil Leroy Hartsock. Orlando Sentinel,, "Deaths in Central Florida: 7/1," 1 July 2018 A few months later, McCartney's 11-month old stepson, Nathaniel Ritz, died after being suffocated, the report said. Dom Calicchio, Fox News, "‘He’s not a monster,’ mom says after son, 14, charged in deaths of younger siblings," 13 Sep. 2018

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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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