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stepfather

[step-fah-th er] /ˈstɛpˌfɑ ðər/
noun
1.
the husband of one's mother by a later marriage.
Origin
900
before 900; Middle English stepfader, Old English stēopfæder. See step-, father
Related forms
stepfatherly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for step father

stepfather

/ˈstɛpˌfɑːðə/
noun
1.
a man who has married one's mother after the death or divorce of one's father
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Word Origin and History for step father

stepfather

n.

Old English steopfæder; see step- + father.

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