step·​sis·​ter ˈstep-ˌsi-stər How to pronounce stepsister (audio)
: a daughter of one's stepparent by a former partner

Examples of stepsister in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The pair initially met through her best friends (and his stepsisters), Erin and Sara Foster, over a decade earlier and had remained friends over the years. Ariana Quihuiz, Peoplemag, 9 May 2024 During Chavez’s criminal trial, her biological children testified about being forced to restrain their stepsister to a bed so Chavez could continue to abuse her, according to the D.A.’s office. Nathan Solis, Los Angeles Times, 8 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for stepsister 

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of stepsister was in the 15th century

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“Stepsister.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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step·​sis·​ter ˈstep-ˌsis-tər How to pronounce stepsister (audio)
: a daughter of one's stepparent by a former partner
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