[ pair-uhnt-in-law, par- ]

noun,plural par·ents-in-law.
  1. the father or mother of one's spouse.

Origin of parent-in-law

First recorded in 1850–55: see origin at parent, in, law1

Words Nearby parent-in-law Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use parent-in-law in a sentence

  • Your Peggy will protect you, an' your footure parent-in-law himse'f acquits you of everything except bein' an eediot.

    Faro Nell and Her Friends | Alfred Henry Lewis