Definitions

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  • adjective Like or befitting a stepfather.

Etymologies

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stepfather +‎ -ly

Examples

  • His marriage to Ethel, though it led to a great stepfatherly love for her daughter, was a business arrangement, with pets — preferably Pekes — standing in for offspring.

    The Honorable Schoolboy

  • His marriage to Ethel, though it led to a great stepfatherly love for her daughter, was a business arrangement, with pets — preferably Pekes — standing in for offspring.

    The Honorable Schoolboy

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