How does the word sound?
History of this Word
"step" is from "steop" (bereaved or orphaned) spoken by people in England during 450-1100 A.D.
A prefix added to the start of a word. Indicates that "related by remarriage" modifies the word. Created to expand meanings. Can be used with many words to form new words.
Examples of how the word is used
|Stepmothers in our culture are surrounded by myths.|
|This is how we ended up with the stepfamily arrangement we have now.|