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

Examples of stepdaughter in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The first showed Diane Parris campaigning, and the second showed Parris’s stepdaughter wearing a camisole. Jack Greiner, The Enquirer, 14 Sep. 2022 The couple also remain close with Travis's 23-year-old ex-stepdaughter Atiana De La Hoya, whom Moakler, 47, shares with boxer Oscar De La Hoya. Kelly Wynne, Peoplemag, 12 Sep. 2022 In addition to her son, she is survived by a daughter, Nina B. Neal of Catonsville; a stepson, Charles Bagley IV of Gibson Island; a stepdaughter, Mary M. Bagley of Pasadena; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Baltimore Sun, 15 Aug. 2022 The death was confirmed by his stepdaughter Lee Smithson Burd. Richard Sandomir,, 13 Aug. 2022 Shortly after the move, her stepdaughter’s mother died of a drug overdose. San Diego Union-Tribune, 11 Aug. 2022 His stepdaughter remembers him as a cook with a good sense of humor; he was shot while buying groceries for a weekly movie night with his wife and daughter. Chloe Berger, Fortune, 25 May 2022 In all the years since, my stepdaughter emailed me to tell me her dad had died, 10 years ago, and nothing since. Washington Post, 16 Apr. 2022 Laci Mosley, who plays Carly’s roommate Harper, and Jaidyn Triplett, as Freddie’s stepdaughter Millicent, also star. Rick Porter, The Hollywood Reporter, 27 July 2022 See More

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First Known Use of stepdaughter

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

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25 Sep 2022

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“Stepdaughter.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Sep. 2022.

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