step·​sis·​ter | \ ˈstep-ˌsi-stər How to pronounce stepsister (audio) \

Definition of stepsister

: a daughter of one's stepparent by a former partner

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Carolina and Yoli also are the despised stepsisters of Santiago’s two grown children, who still mourn the death of their mother, the soul of the hotel. Jeanne Jakle,, "San Antonio actress checks into Eva Longoria’s ‘Grand Hotel’," 11 June 2019 Lawmakers passed House Bill 4055 in response to a 2013 hit-and-run that killed two young stepsisters who were playing in a leaf pile near a street curb in Forest Grove. Hillary Borrud, The Seattle Times, "New Oregon laws take effect Jan. 1," 31 Dec. 2018 Szabo, visiting from Boca Raton, Florida, knocked on the window of Jones' SUV while looking for his ride after his stepsister's wedding, police said. Fox News, "Police: College hoops coach threw punch killing NYC tourist," 9 Aug. 2018 Meanwhile, Esquibel and Tara’s stepsister Michele Doel do grassroots detective work of their own — interviewing people, searching through investigative files and and feeding information to law enforcement. Adam Carlson,, "New Leads in Teen's Cold-Case Disappearance While Biking: Why Answers May Be Hiding in Her Community," 22 June 2018 Trick, a matte black, takes things to a scary-good level with a hint of subtle orange and green sparkle, while Treat, a metallic copper, comes in hot like pumpkin spice’s wicked stepsister. Macaela Mackenzie, Allure, "Sugarpill Is Launching Two Sparkly Lipsticks for Halloween, Called Trick and Treat," 25 Sep. 2018 Ostrem's stepsister, Michelle Willoughby, told The Denver Post that he has been tormented by voices in his head since taking LSD nearly 30 years ago. Fox News, "Judge enters not guilty plea for suspect in Walmart killings," 24 Aug. 2018 Even incidental action, like lifting a selfish stepsister into shoes for the prince’s ball, is pertly, smilingly choreographed by Laura Scozzi. Zachary Woolfe, New York Times, "Review: The Stepchild of Cinderella Operas Finally Makes It to the Met," 13 Apr. 2018 His sister and stepsister, both 19 at the time, suffered serious burns. Peter Hermann, Washington Post, "Fire deaths in D.C. ruled accidental three decades ago reclassified as homicides," 5 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of stepsister

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of stepsister

: the daughter of your stepmother or stepfather

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