[ step-deym ]
/ ˈstɛpˌdeɪm /
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Words nearby stepdame
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Example sentences from the Web for stepdame
I haue a stepdame I warrant you, and myne husbandes mother euen such another.
The young brood (twelve in number) came into the world at the usual period, but one only continued with her stepdame.The Book of Curiosities|I. Platts
British Dictionary definitions for stepdame
/ (ˈstɛpˌdeɪm) /
an archaic word for stepmother
Word Origin for stepdame
C14: from step- + dame (in the archaic sense: mother; see dam ²)
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