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
STEPCHILD Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of stepchild for English Language Learners
: 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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