stepmother

[ step-muhth-er ]
/ ˈstɛpˌmʌð ər /

noun

the wife of one's father by a later marriage.

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Origin of stepmother

before 900; Middle English stepmoder, Old English stēopmōdor. See step-, mother1

OTHER WORDS FROM stepmother

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

stepmother
/ (ˈstɛpˌmʌðə) /

noun

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