Definitions

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  • noun The ex-wife of one's husband.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Page 211 stand that the "stepwife," having been legally married to their father, however short a time before his death, had a right to a proportion of his property.

    A Woman Rice Planter

  • They said their father's "stepwife" had advertised the horse and buggy and cow and calf for sale, all of which things had belonged to their own mother and the "stepwife" had no right to sell them.

    A Woman Rice Planter

  • Jennifer is my moms stepwife, but we dont call her our stepmother.

    The Fortunes of Indigo Skye

  • Jennifer is my moms stepwife, but we dont call her our stepmother.

    The Fortunes of Indigo Skye

  • Jennifer is my moms stepwife, but we dont call her our stepmother.

    The Fortunes of Indigo Skye

  • Jennifer is my moms stepwife, but we dont call her our stepmother.

    The Fortunes of Indigo Skye

  • To be a stepwife and a stepmother was unthinkable, but at the same time the moment had arrived when a decision -- involving a great change in my life -- had become inevitable.

    Margot Asquith, an Autobiography - Two Volumes in One

  • She was inheriting a stepwife, as she calls it, and she really didn't want one.

    NPR Topics: News

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