father-in-law

See also: father in law

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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English fader in lawe, fadyr-in-lay, fader yn lawe, equivalent to father +‎ -in-law.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈfɑːðəɹɪnˌlɔː/

NounEdit

 
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father-in-law (plural fathers-in-law or (colloquial, nonstandard) father-in-laws)

  1. One's spouse's father.
  2. (dated) A stepfather.

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