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Princeton's WordNet

  1. mother-in-lawnoun

    the mother of your spouse

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  1. List of paraphrases for "mother-in-law":

    stepmother, stepmom

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  1. Proverb:

    It is a sad situation for a son-in-law when his mother-in-law praises him.

  2. Vicki Lawrence:

    I always thought hives was your mother-in-law’s nervous breakdown. I thought, ‘Me, hives? I’m not stressed; I’m not nervous.’ But most people do get hives at some point in their lives, and for those of us who have chronic hives it can be on-going.

  3. President Obama:

    They're wonderful girls, michelle gets all the credit. Maybe an assist from my mother-in-law. But they really are just solid kids. They don't have an attitude. They're courteous and kind to everybody. They work hard. They don't feel like they're entitled to anything.

  4. Scott Fisher:

    Eventually, the way it worked, I found the uncle of Theresa through his daughter-in-law by leaving a phone message at the home of her ex-mother-in-law.

  5. Jemima Khan:

    [ The ] last time I met him he was a boy, along with Prince Harry, and they came with their mother to my ex-mother-in-law's house.

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