noun Date: 1873 a family in which there is a stepparent

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  • stepfamily — UK [ˈstepˌfæm(ə)lɪ] / US noun [countable] Word forms stepfamily : singular stepfamily plural stepfamilies a family that has at least one stepparent …   English dictionary

  • stepfamily — /step fam euh lee, fam lee/, n., pl. stepfamilies. a family composed of a parent, a stepparent, and a child or children by a previous marriage. [STEP + FAMILY] * * * …   Universalium

  • stepfamily — noun a) Any family having one or more stepchildren or stepparents. b) The family of ones stepfather or stepmother; those immediate family members not related by blood …   Wiktionary

  • stepfamily — step|fam|i|ly [ step,fæmli ] noun count a family that has at least one STEPPARENT …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • stepfamily — n. family made up of a couple and their children from previous marriages, blended family, family made up of a parent and a stepparent and at least one stepchild …   English contemporary dictionary

  • stepfamily — noun (plural stepfamilies) a family that is formed on the remarriage of a divorced or widowed person and that includes a child or children …   English new terms dictionary

  • stepfamily — step•fam•i•ly [[t]ˈstɛpˌfæm ə li, ˌfæm li[/t]] n. pl. lies cvb a family composed of a parent, a stepparent, and a child or children by a previous marriage • Etymology: 1965–70 …   From formal English to slang

  • stepfamily — /ˈstɛpfæməli/ (say stepfamuhlee) noun 1. the family of one s step parent. 2. a family in which at least one of the parents has had children with a previous partner. {step + family} …   Australian English dictionary

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