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 Jay Belloli, a Pasadena writer and curator whose passion and expansive curiosity for contemporary art was intergalactic in scope, died peacefully at home May 21, according to his stepdaughter, Sabina E. Aran-Dinsmoor. Deborah Vankin, Los Angeles Times, 3 June 2021 Inn, 30, is survived by his wife, who is also a Stockton police officer, as well as a 7-month old son, a 12-year-old stepdaughter and a 14-year-old stepson. Stefanie Dazio, Star Tribune, 12 May 2021 In addition to his stepdaughter, he is survived by his sisters, Ruth Souza and Amy Harrington; his brother, Rob; two step-grandsons; and a step-great-granddaughter. Sam Roberts, New York Times, 13 Feb. 2021 Inn was a five-year veteran of the police force and left behind a wife, also a police officer, and several children, including a 7-month-old son, a 12-year-old stepdaughter and a 14-year-old stepson. Fox News, 15 Apr. 2020 During the nuptials, McGrady made sure to include her stepdaughter by reciting a set of vows to the young girl. Benjamin Vanhoose,, 27 June 2021 Michael Turney, arrested in August of 2020 for the murder of his stepdaughter, Alissa)? Vulture Editors, Vulture, 25 June 2021 The court heard of the psychological grip that Mr. Polette had over his stepdaughter, then wife; the authorities’ inaction; and silence from relatives — all of which raised an uncomfortable question: Who was the real victim in this case? New York Times, 25 June 2021 The Bring It On actress shared new photos of her and her stepdaughter on Instagram on Tuesday, showing off coordinating head-to-toe Prada ensembles. Bianca Betancourt, Harper's BAZAAR, 2 June 2021

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First Known Use of stepdaughter

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Stepdaughter.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Jul. 2021.

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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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