What is the difference between stepbrother and stepmother?

stepbrother | stepmother |

Stepbrother is a see also of stepmother.


As nouns the difference between stepbrother and stepmother

is that stepbrother is the son of one's stepfather or stepmother who is not the son of one's mother and is not the son of one's father while stepmother is the wife of one's biological father, other than one's biological mother.

stepbrother

English

Alternative forms

* step-brother

Noun

(en noun)
  • The son of one's stepfather or stepmother who is not the son of one's mother and is not the son of one's father.
  • The stepson of one's father or mother who is not one's half-brother.
  • Synonyms

    * stepbro

    stepmother

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • The wife of one's biological father, other than one's biological mother.
  • A viola, especially Viola tricolor , heartsease.
  • *1974 , Thomas Teal, translating Tove Jansson, The Summer Book , Sort Of Books 2003, p. 115:
  • *:The second came up about ten days later in the lee of the channel marker, and it was called stepmother , or love-in-idelness.
  • Usage notes

    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

    Synonyms

    * stepmom

    Hypernyms

    * stepparent

    See also

    * * ex-stepfather * ex-stepmother * ex-stepparent * stepbrother * stepchild * stepdaughter * stepfamily * stepfather * stepparent * stepsibling * stepsister * stepson