noun \ˈstep-ˌchī(-ə)ld\

: your wife's or husband's child by a past marriage or relationship : a stepson or stepdaughter

: someone or something that does not receive enough care or attention

Full Definition of STEPCHILD

:  one that fails to receive proper care or attention <is no longer a stepchild in the family of nations — F. R. Smith>
:  a child of one's wife or husband by a former partner

Examples of STEPCHILD

  1. The school has long been the forgotten stepchild of the state university system.

First Known Use of STEPCHILD

before 12th century

Rhymes with STEPCHILD


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