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stepparent

[ step-pair-uhnt, -par- ]
/ ˈstɛpˌpɛər ənt, -ˌpær- /
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noun

a stepfather or stepmother.

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Origin of stepparent

First recorded in 1885–90; step- + parent

OTHER WORDS FROM stepparent

step·par·ent·ing, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for stepparent

step-parent
/ (ˈstɛpˌpɛərənt) /

noun

a stepfather or stepmother

Derived forms of step-parent

step-parenting, noun
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