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stepmother

[ step-muhth-er ]
/ 藞st蓻p藢m蕦冒 蓹r /
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noun
the wife, by a later marriage, of one's parent.
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Also called step路mom [step-mom] /藞st蓻p藢m蓲m/ .

Origin of stepmother

First recorded before 900; Middle English stepmoder, Old English st膿opm艒dor; step- + mother1

OTHER WORDS FROM stepmother

step路moth路er路ly, adverbstep路moth路er路li路ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for stepmother

stepmother
/ (藞st蓻p藢m蕦冒蓹) /

noun
a woman who has married one's father after the death or divorce of one's mother
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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