Definition of novercal in English:

novercal

adjective

rare
  • Of, relating to, or characteristic of a stepmother; stepmotherly. Frequently in extended use: cruel, malicious, hostile (usually derogatory).

Origin

Early 17th century; earliest use found in Henry Cockeram (fl. 1623–1658), lexicographer. From classical Latin novercālis of or belonging to a stepmother, characteristic of a stepmother from noverca stepmother + -ālis.

Pronunciation

novercal

/nə(ʊ)ˈvəːkl/