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

Definition of stepsister

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

Examples of stepsister in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Since appearing on the show as the courageous stepsister to Billy Hargrove, she's starred in additional horror projects on Netflix—including films Eli in 2019 and Fear StreetPart 2: 1978 in 2021. Harper's BAZAAR, 27 May 2022 Thirty-year-old Alexander Gilman died last August with a mix of cocaine and fentanyl in his system just 16 months after his stepsister, Holly, died from a fentanyl overdose, his mother, Denise Avery, said. Jon Kamp, WSJ, 11 May 2022 Their birth father was sent to prison for abusing their stepsister, pushing them into the foster care system. Byreuters, ABC News, 7 May 2022 And Russia has been part of – at least an idiot stepsister to – Western civilization for a thousand years. Ryan Craig, Forbes, 18 Mar. 2022 In addition to his daughter, survivors include his wife, Genevieve LeRoy Walton, stepsister Bridget LeRoy and five grandchildren. Mike Barnes, The Hollywood Reporter, 3 Mar. 2022 The late officer is survived by her parents, two sisters, a stepbrother and a stepsister, per NBC Boston. Nicholas Rice,, 4 Mar. 2022 Bloom, then 18, shot his father in the front lawn then went inside the house and shot his stepmother and shot and stabbed his stepsister, prosecutors said. NBC News, 22 Apr. 2022 Your stepsister sounds lovely, and your commitment to your principles is unimpeachable. Washington Post, 9 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of stepsister

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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12 Jun 2022

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“Stepsister.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Jul. 2022.

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