bonus son

bonus son

An alternative to the title "step-son," which is a male child of a step-parent who assumed the parental role through marriage to one of the child's original (usually biological) parents. Most commonly, the step-parent is the second spouse of one of the child's biological parents. My bonus son comes to visit his father and me every other weekend.
See also: bonus, son
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He has a five-year-old son, Jaden, and a two-year-old daughter, Willow, with his wife Jada Pinkett Smith - and a nine-year-old son, Trey, from his previous marriage to Sheree Zampino (Pinkett Smith calls him her "bonus son").