- a stepmother.
Origin of stepdame
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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 haue a stepdame I warrant you, and myne husbandes mother euen such another.
- an archaic word for stepmother
C14: from step- + dame (in the archaic sense: mother; see dam ²)
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