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stepbrother

[step-bruhth-er] /ˈstɛpˌbrʌð ər/
noun
1.
one's stepfather's son or stepmother's son by a previous marriage.
Origin
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English; see step-, brother
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Examples from the web for stepbrother
  • Sometimes on the weekends, my older stepbrother and stepsister live with us, too.
  • The stepfather, stepmother, stepbrother or stepsister.
British Dictionary definitions for stepbrother

stepbrother

/ˈstɛpˌbrʌðə/
noun
1.
a son of one's stepmother or stepfather by a union with someone other than one's father or mother respectively
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Word Origin and History for stepbrother
n.

mid-15c., from step- + brother (n.).

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