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[step-suhn] /ˈstɛpˌsʌn/
a son of one's husband or wife by a previous marriage.
Origin of stepson
before 900; Middle English stepsone, Old English stēopsunu. See step-, son Unabridged
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  • Especially Mrs. Marshall had seemed to dislike her stepson John Marshall's boyish friendship and admiration for his neighbor.

  • And you, my man, do you own that you struck my other stepson as hard as you could in the chest?

    Brownsmith's Boy George Manville Fenn
  • The charm of such an occupation was strongly felt by stepfather and stepson.

    Records of a Family of Engineers Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Uller, the winter-god, was the son of Sif, and the stepson of Thor.

    Myths of the Norsemen H. A. Guerber
  • I think he does like me, and I don't believe he'd discharge me to please his stepson.

    The Motor Maid Alice Muriel Williamson and Charles Norris Williamson
British Dictionary definitions for stepson


a son of one's husband or wife by a former union
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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