- the husband of one's mother by a later marriage.
Origin of stepfather
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Examples from the Web for stepfather
His stepfather had left his mother and they could no longer afford the house in which they lived.Beaten By His Church for Being Gay
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Antron McCray was with his mother for most of his interrogation, his stepfather for all of it.The Myth of the Central Park Five
October 19, 2014
A 7-year-old Las Vegas boy might be sitting in a third-grade classroom had he not been beaten to death by his stepfather.Why Adrian Peterson Changed My Mind on Spanking
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If Jax is capable of killing his stepfather Clay, is he capable if killing his own mother?Inside 'Sons of Anarchy's' Final Season: Creator Kurt Sutter on the Most Brutal Season Yet
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After the film came out, my stepfather said to me, ‘I hope you’re not doing any writhing in your next one.How Hollywood’s Most Realistic Sex Scenes Were Made: ‘Don’t Look Now’ to ‘Nymphomaniac’
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His stepfather had sent him at Easter to a good preparatory school.The Coryston Family
Mrs. Humphry Ward
My stepfather urged me to regard the affair as a strict secret.
I shall not if by replying I can assist my stepfather to escape from that man's thraldom.
Have you any idea why your stepfather sent him up to London?
Captain Bellairs had been with us, as usual, but had been sent up to London by my stepfather.
- a man who has married one's mother after the death or divorce of one's father
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Word Origin and History for stepfather
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