- the wife of one's father by a later marriage.
Origin of stepmother
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Examples from the Web for stepmother
This was said to have created tension between his two grown daughters and their stepmother, who were known not to get along.Would You Stay in Lizzie Borden’s Ax-Murder House?
October 30, 2014
Her father and stepmother both beat her, and she was forced to become a maid in her own house.How One Young Woman Escaped Childhood Abuse and a Forced Marriage
October 8, 2014
On December 18, Kerri and her brother, Mike, told Piers Morgan on CNN about their grievances with their stepmother.Casey Kasem's Family's Top 40 Meltdown Moments
June 3, 2014
My stepmother knew Rabbi Kahane through her political activism in the 80's and remained close with some of his confidantes.
My relationship with Kahanism began in 2004, at the age of 10, when I moved to Israel to live with my father and stepmother.
She was His stepmother, for all they set so much by one Another.Meadow Grass
First I had a stepmother, and then I tried living with a great-aunt, and then I went to work.The Gorgeous Girl
After that, Miss Agnes was never friends with her stepmother.An Orkney Maid
Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
Then she drove the heifer home, and gave the cloth to her stepmother.
Then she drove the heifer home 148 and gave the cloth to her stepmother.
- a woman who has married one's father after the death or divorce of one's mother
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Word Origin and History for stepmother
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