stepson

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English stepsone, stepsune, from Old English stēopsunu (stepson), from Proto-Germanic *steupasunuz (stepson), equivalent to step- +‎ son.

Cognate with Saterland Frisian Stäifsuun (stepson), West Frisian styfsoan (stepson), Dutch stiefzoon (stepson), German Low German Steevsöhn (stepson), German Stiefsohn (stepson), Danish stedsøn (stepson), Swedish styvson (stepson), Icelandic stjúpsonur (stepson).

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  • IPA(key): /ˈstɛpsʌn/
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  • Hyphenation: step‧son

Noun[edit]

stepson (plural stepsons)

  1. The son of one's spouse by a previous partner.

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