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

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

stepmotherly, adverb
stepmotherliness, noun Unabridged
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stepmother (ˈstɛpˌmʌðə)
a woman who has married one's father after the death or divorce of one's mother

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Example sentences
She enjoys being in the kitchen while her stepmother is cooking.
The wedding festivities were no sooner over than the stepmother began to show
  herself in her true colours.
She has buried her stepmother to-day: she is not likely to go visiting on such
  a day.
Only if all of them agree can their stepmother keep it.
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