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stepparent

[step-pair-uh nt, -par-] /ˈstɛpˌpɛər ənt, -ˌpær-/
noun
1.
a stepfather or stepmother.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90; step- + parent
Related forms
stepparenting, noun
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  • Deciding whether someone is your parent or stepparent.
  • Family configurations consisting of two-parent, one-parent, and stepparent families were identified.
  • There is no living parent, stepparent, or legal guardian whose whereabouts is known.

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