step·​daugh·​ter | \ ˈstep-ˌdȯ-tər How to pronounce stepdaughter (audio) \

Definition of stepdaughter

: a daughter of one's wife or husband by a former partner

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One day after honoring Beth at a memorial in Waikiki, Hawaii, her stepdaughter Lyssa shared an emotional tribute to the late Dog the Bounty Hunter star, who died on Wednesday at the age of 51. Maria Pasquini,, "Beth Chapman’s Stepdaughter Says She's 'Still in Disbelief' After Reality Star's Death," 1 July 2019 The man then took his stepdaughter by an arm and threw her over the porch railing, onto the driveway., "Woman dismisses officer giving her speeding ticket: Cleveland Heights Police Blotter," 28 June 2019 Glenn is survived by his wife of 36 years, Carol (Bradley) , his daughter Kathie Schultz ( Peter) , his stepsons David Cubit (Mary) , Darren Cubit (Sharon) and his stepdaughter Caren Fogarasi (Mike)., "Glenn Huffer," 23 June 2019 Senator Kamala Harris has written about the pain of missing her stepdaughter’s high school graduation to question the former F.B.I. director James B. Comey at a congressional hearing. Lisa Lerer, New York Times, "‘Who’s Taking Care of the Kids?’ Is Finally a Question for Dads on the Trail, Too," 16 June 2019 By turning the proceedings into a proxy trial of Maxwell — calling a witness who testified Maxwell attempted to enlist him in a plot to murder his stepdaughter — Radney valorized Burns as an agent of retributive justice. Stephen Phillips,, "This Southern murder trial inspired Harper Lee's 'lost' book. 'Furious Hours' reexamines it," 14 June 2019 Pompey’s three legions were essential to the efforts to recapture Rome, feats that drew great praise from Sulla, who allowed him to marry his stepdaughter. Andrea Frediani, National Geographic, "Money was not enough for Crassus, the richest man in Rome," 11 June 2019 But in addition to being his wife, Danielle was once Michael's stepdaughter, according to WFTV. Fox News, "Florida woman accused of murdering her husband was once his stepdaughter: report," 11 June 2019 Bonnie Seemingly the most calm and level-headed of the bunch, Bonnie is a yoga instructor who goes head-to-head with Madeline over her stepdaughter, Abigail. Lauren Huff,, "Everything to remember about Big Little Lies before the season 2 premiere," 8 June 2019

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First Known Use of stepdaughter

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of stepdaughter

: your wife's or husband's daughter by a past marriage or relationship

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