step·daugh·ter | \ˈstep-ˌdȯ-tər \

Definition of stepdaughter 

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

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Shane Caldwell, a fan who met Tiger Woods at the Masters in a special moment arranged by Caldwell's stepdaughter, died Monday in Columbia, S.C., at age 52. Kevin Casey, USA TODAY, "Fan who fulfilled his dream of meeting Tiger Woods dies after battling cancer," 25 Apr. 2018 Ripkowski is married to Natalie, has one stepdaughter and two grandsons. Community Report, Houston Chronicle, "Ripkowski running for Pct. 4 JP," 28 Jan. 2018 The New York native is survived by Jill, his three children (Jonathan, David and Jennifer Zarin) stepdaughter Ally and grandchildren Micah, Lila and Asher. Michele Corriston,, "RHONY's Jill Zarin Shares Her Love Story with Late Husband Bobby: 'We Were Soulmates'," 15 Jan. 2018 She is survived by her two stepdaughters, Lorraine E. Dales and Linda Hartsock-Kegley, both of Orlando, and her cousin, Patricia Becker Oles of Orlando, as well as other extended family members and a great many friends in Central Florida and beyond. Orlando Sentinel,, "Deaths in Central Florida: 7/1," 1 July 2018 In addition to his wife, of Manhattan and Sherman, Conn., survivors include a stepdaughter, Kimberly Oser of Manhattan; and two grandchildren. Harrison Smith, Washington Post, "Richard Valeriani, NBC News correspondent bludgeoned for civil rights coverage, dies at 85," 19 June 2018 Juanita is survived by a sister, Minera Williams of Alabama; stepson, Terance Allen; stepdaughter, Debra Allen; nephew, Eugene Monroe; and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives. Hartford Courant,, "Juanita Scruse," 5 June 2018 For Kristina Lodovisi, a candidate for the Michigan State Senate and a combat veteran, her children—three and one, along with a 10-year-old stepdaughter—are central to her pitch to voters. Mattie Kahn, Glamour, "They Ran to Soccer and Band Practice—Now These Moms Are Running for Office," 5 June 2018 Pearson has two stepdaughters and hopes to use the windfall to help them and their families, KFSM reported. Natalie Dreier, ajc, "Waitress surprised with truck driver’s $2,000 tip," 16 May 2018

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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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