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stepfather

[ step-fah-ther ]
/ ˈstɛpˌfɑ ðər /
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noun
the husband, by a later marriage, of one's parent.
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Also called step·dad [step-dad] /ˈstɛpˌdæd/ .

Origin of stepfather

First recorded before 900; Middle English stepfader, Old English stēopfæder; step- + father

OTHER WORDS FROM stepfather

step·fa·ther·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for stepfather

stepfather
/ (ˈstɛpˌfɑːðə) /

noun
a man who has married one's mother after the death or divorce of one's father
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