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Meaning of “mother-in-law” in the English Dictionary

"mother-in-law" in British English

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mother-in-lawnoun [C]

uk   /ˈmʌð.ə.rɪn.lɔː/  us   /-ɚ.ɪn.lɑː/ (plural mothers-in-law)
B2 the ​mother of ​yourhusband or ​wife
(Definition of mother-in-law from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"mother-in-law" in American English

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mother-in-lawnoun [C]

 us   /ˈmʌð·ər·ɪnˌlɔ/ (plural mothers-in-law  /ˈmʌð·ərz·ɪnˌlɔ/ )
  • mother-in-law noun [C] (PARENT)

the ​mother of someone’s ​wife or ​husband
(Definition of mother-in-law from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “mother-in-law”
in Arabic حَماة…
in Korean 시어머니, 장모…
in Portuguese sogra…
in Catalan sogra…
in Japanese 義理の母…
in Chinese (Simplified) 岳母, 婆母…
in Turkish kayınvalide, kaynana…
in Russian теща, свекровь…
in Chinese (Traditional) 岳母, 婆母…
in Italian suocera…
in Polish teściowa…
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