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stepdame

[step-deym] /ˈstɛpˌdeɪm/
noun, Archaic.
1.
a stepmother.
Origin of stepdame
1350-1400
Middle English word dating back to 1350-1400; See origin at step-, dame
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stepdame

/ˈstɛpˌdeɪm/
noun
1.
an archaic word for stepmother
Word Origin
C14: from step- + dame (in the archaic sense: mother; see dam²)
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