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stepchild

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noun step·child \ˈstep-ˌchī(-ə)ld\

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of stepchild

  1. 1 :  one that fails to receive proper care or attention <is no longer a stepchild in the family of nations — F. R. Smith>

  2. 2 :  a child of one's wife or husband by a former partner

Examples of stepchild in a sentence

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



Before 12th Century

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before 12th century

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