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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English moder in lawe; equivalent to mother +‎ in +‎ law.

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈmʌ.ðəɹ.ɪnˌlɔː/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈmʌ.ðəɹ.ɪnˌlɑː/
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NounEdit

mother-in-law (plural mothers-in-law)

  1. The mother of one's spouse.
  2. A mother-in-law apartment.
  3. A mother-in-law sandwich.
  4. (dated) A stepmother.

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