Definition of stepchild
- is no longer a stepchild in the family of nations
- —F. R. Smith
The school has long been the forgotten stepchild of the state university system.
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before 12th century
: 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
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without deliberation, pause, or delay
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