A stepfather or stepdad is a non-biological father figure who is married to one's parent. Culture. Though less common in literature than evil stepmothers, there are also cases of evil stepfathers, such as in the fairy tales The Gold- Bearded Man (in a plot usually featuring a cruel father) and The Little Bull-Calf. One type of. English. Noun. step-father (plural step-fathers). Alternative spelling of stepfather. Retrieved from "educavichada.co?title=step- father&oldid=". Categories: English lemmas · English nouns · English countable nouns · en:Family. 15 Jun Families with a stepfather, then, constitute a disproportionate number of stepfamilies. But stepfathers seem to have a particularly difficult time becoming integrated into the family unit. As a family counselor who has researched stepfamilies for over 25 years, I've found that many stepfathers have misguided.