noun, plural moth·ers-in-law.
Origin of mother-in-law
Examples from the Web for mother-in-law
Rosalind Seysses, my mother-in-law, has been a longtime model, mentor, and support.
Her mother-in-law was injured and had to seek medical attention.Her Husband Shot This 17-Year-Old Afghan Girl In The Face—And She Lived|Nina Strochlic|March 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He laundered money into Swiss banks and used his mother-in-law and her sister to traffic cash into the country.The Real Wolf of Wall Street: Jordan Belfort’s Vulgar Memoirs|Jimmy So|December 20, 2013|DAILY BEAST
My mother-in-law used to watch the show anyway, so she got a giggle out of the idea.The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ Carlton Gebbia Really Practices Witchcraft|Erin Cunningham|October 23, 2013|DAILY BEAST
And in the 2010 comedy Grown Ups, Chris Rock plays a stay-at-home father who is mercilessly emasculated by his own mother-in-law.Pop Culture’s House Husbands Lag Behind the Reality in American Homes|Soraya Roberts|June 18, 2013|DAILY BEAST
A hundred questions passed through my brain; questions which I would ask the mother-in-law when she appeared.The Immigrant Tide, Its Ebb and Flow|Edward A. Steiner
"The world constitutes itself judge in such cases," retorted her mother-in-law.Shadows of Flames|Amelie Rives
And my mother-in-law—a superb woman still, and with such a manner!Le Cocu (Novels of Paul de Kock Volume XVIII)|Charles Paul de Kock
When I came from the synagogue, I did not find my mother-in-law at home, but found my wife in tears.Solomon Maimon: An Autobiography.|Solomon Maimon
I'm everything really now except a mother-in-law and a grandmother.The Pastor's Wife|Elizabeth von Arnim