stepparent

[step-pair-uh nt, -par-]

noun

a stepfather or stepmother.

Nearby words

  1. stepladder,
  2. stepmother,
  3. stepney,
  4. stepover,
  5. steppage,
  6. steppe,
  7. stepped-up,
  8. steppenwolf,
  9. stepper,
  10. steppes

Origin of stepparent

First recorded in 1885–90; step- + parent

Related formsstep·par·ent·ing, noun

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