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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In addition to his wife, he is survived by a stepdaughter, Uka Saran of Miami, Fla. Frederick N. Rasmussen,, "Gerald Fischman, Capital Gazette editoral writer, was known and respected for his sharp wit and command of facts," 6 July 2018 He was preceded in death by his first wife, Margaret Lois Swaim Howell; by his daughter, Margaret Anne Howell; and by his stepdaughter Susan Abbott., "Edward Keith Howell," 27 May 2018 But on Saturday, Mitchell gave the most precious gift — his life — to save his soon-to-be stepdaughter, 6-year-old Keira Herrera. Prescotte Stokes Iii, star-telegram, "Army veteran drowns saving soon-to-be stepdaughter in lake | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 21 May 2018 She is survived by a stepdaughter, Jackie Bera; and a sister, Edna Baldwin. Daniel E. Slotnik,, "Learn this Boston firefighter's secret to training for the Boston Marathon," 12 Apr. 2018 That said, the Duchess's stepdaughter, Lady Colin Campbell, claims the man was American airline executive Bill Lyons. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "A Very English Scandal," 31 Jan. 2019 The stepdaughter, Karen Navarra, was found dead in her house on Thursday, September 13, from multiple deep and instantly incapacitating skull wounds likely inflicted using a small hatchet or axe, according to a police report and autopsy. Beth Mole, Ars Technica, "Fitbit data used to charge 90-year-old man in gruesome hacking murder case," 5 Oct. 2018 My wife, my mother, my daughter, my stepdaughter, my mother-in- law, and so forth who don't believe any of this. Fox News, "Reps. Meadows, Jordan call on Rosenstein to testify," 27 Sep. 2018 He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Beth; son Chris Shires; stepdaughter Carin Falasco; stepson Patrick DeFerdinando; four grandchildren (Fuller, Campbell, Doug and Colton); his brothers Jim and Doug Shires; and his sister Kay Phinney., "Deaths in South Florida: 1/13," 13 Jan. 2018

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before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

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

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