stepfamily

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step- +‎ family

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stepfamily (plural stepfamilies)

  1. Any family having one or more stepchildren or stepparents.
    Synonym: blended family
    Hyponyms: stepparent, stepfather, stepmother, stepsibling, stepbrother, stepsister
  2. The family of one's stepfather or stepmother; those immediate family members not related by blood.

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