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Definition of "daughter-in-law" [daugh•ter-in-law]

  • The wife of one's son. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "daughter-in-law" in a sentence
  • "I called my daughter-in-law to confirm it, and she did."
  • "Levi Montgomery, who fondly referred to his daughter-in-law by the nickname "Rockie," said that "she was the perfect other half of my son.""
  • "AI've made wedding washcloths for two lovely young women -- the daughter and daughter-in-law of a close friend -- who have recently married."