step·​daugh·​ter ˈstep-ˌdȯ-tər How to pronounce stepdaughter (audio)
: a daughter of one's wife or husband by a former partner

Examples of stepdaughter in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Barker, 48, is father to son Landon, 20, daughter Alabama, 18, and stepdaughter Atiana De La Hoya, 25, with his ex-wife Shanna Moakler. Angel Saunders, Peoplemag, 19 Apr. 2024 In addition to his stepdaughter, Ms. Ireland, he is survived by his second wife, Jean Insolia; his daughters, Anne Smyers and Janet Insolia; his son, Robert; his brother, Richard; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a stepson, David Uris. Adam Nossiter, New York Times, 8 Apr. 2024 However, there also were reports that Melania Trump was sending a message to her stepdaughter Ivanka Trump, who was one of her husband’s senior advisers. Martha Ross, The Mercury News, 8 Apr. 2024 In addition to his wife, McCourt is survived by daughter Siobhan; sons Malachy Jr., Conor, and Cormac; stepdaughter Nina Galin; nine grandchildren; and one great-grandson. Maureen Lee Lenker,, 11 Mar. 2024 All of them grabbed their equipment and raced through the open garage to find a man, gray and still, on the living-room floor with his wife and stepdaughter nearby. Helen Ouyang, New York Times, 27 Mar. 2024 Now, the daughter of Kate Capshaw and stepdaughter of Steven Spielberg works hard to balance work and home life, giving each of her kids special one-on-one attention. Sydni Ellis, Peoplemag, 21 Mar. 2024 That was the case for William Bell, who was in his mid-80s and being looked after by his stepdaughter when the city sought a guardianship for him in 2017 to help stop an eviction from his apartment. Jake Pearson, ProPublica, 12 Mar. 2024 Elizabeth Rowland’s relatives have indicated to authorities that between the killing and his arrest, Nathaniel Rowland reached out to try to communicate with his 15-year-old stepdaughter, who was inside the house when her mother died, Payne said. Emerson Clarridge, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 23 Mar. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of stepdaughter was before the 12th century

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“Stepdaughter.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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step·​daugh·​ter -ˌdȯt-ər How to pronounce stepdaughter (audio)
: a daughter of one's wife or husband by a former partner

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