[ step-pair-uh nt, -par- ]
/ ˈstɛpˌpɛər ənt, -ˌpær- /
a stepfather or stepmother.
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father, sibling, mother, cousin, folk, uncle, niece, aunt, agnate, cognate, connection, blood, folks, relation, grandparents, sister-in-law, stepbrother, mother-in-law, sib, brother-in-law
Origin of stepparent
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/ (ˈstɛpˌpɛərənt) /
a stepfather or stepmother
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