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stepmother

[step-muhth-er] /ˈstɛpˌmʌð ər/
noun
1.
the wife of one's father by a later marriage.
Origin
900
before 900; Middle English stepmoder, Old English stēopmōdor. See step-, mother1
Related forms
stepmotherly, adverb
stepmotherliness, noun
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stepmother

/ˈstɛpˌmʌðə/
noun
1.
a woman who has married one's father after the death or divorce of one's mother
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stepmother

n.

Old English steopmodor; see step- + mother (n.1).

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