stepmother

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Etymology[edit]

step- +‎ mother

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  • Hyphenation: step‧moth‧er

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stepmother (plural stepmothers)

  1. The wife of one's biological father, other than one's biological mother.

Usage notes[edit]

In Western heterosexual couples, this is typically after after the divorce or death of the birth mother; in polygamous marriages and lesbian couples, the term may be used for co-mother or nonbirth mother

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