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"son-in-law" in British English

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son-in-lawnoun [C]

uk   /ˈsʌn.ɪn.lɔː/  us   /-lɑː/ (plural sons-in-law)
B2 the man who is ​married to ​yourdaughter or ​son
(Definition of son-in-law from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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son-in-lawnoun [C]

 us   /ˈsʌn·ɪnˌlɔ/ (plural sons-in-law  /ˈsʌnz·ɪnˌlɔ/ )
the ​husband of a person’s ​daughter
(Definition of son-in-law from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “son-in-law”
in Arabic صِهْر…
in Korean 사위…
in Portuguese genro…
in Catalan gendre…
in Japanese 娘の夫, 娘むこ, 義理の息子…
in Chinese (Simplified) 女婿…
in Turkish damat…
in Russian зять…
in Chinese (Traditional) 女婿…
in Italian genero…
in Polish zięć…
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