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My grandfather recently got remarried to a woman who herself has children and grandchildren.

My question is: what is the correct term to describe my relatedness to these people?

"Step-aunt" or "step-uncle" seemed odd to me, as it's usual to have "normal" prefix-less aunts and uncles related through marriage (rather than by blood). I've heard "step-cousin" used when uncles or aunts remarry, but I'm not sure if the term still applies in this case.

  • "Step-aunt" or "step-uncle" seemed odd to me, as it's usual to have "normal" prefix-less aunts and uncles related through marriage (rather than by blood). I've heard "step-cousin" used when uncles or aunts remarry, but I'm not sure if the term still applies in this case. – Alexandre Aubrey Jun 6 '18 at 21:13
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There isn’t a specific term for that, although I think step-cousin would be close enough. Even a native English speaker would have trouble with that one! “My cousin is coming to dinner... well, he’s not really my cousin, he’s...um... ok, my step-grandfather got remarried, and this is his new wife’s... it’s complicated. Nevermind. My cousin is coming to dinner.”

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