Simple Definition of stepchild
: 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
1 : one that fails to receive proper care or attention <is no longer a stepchild in the family of nations — F. R. Smith>
2 : a child of one's wife or husband by a former partner
Examples of stepchild in a sentence
The school has long been the forgotten stepchild of the state university system.
Before 12th Century
First Known Use of stepchild
before 12th century
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