stepsister

noun
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 The stepsister of Anne Frank met privately Thursday with Southern California high school students who were photographed gleefully giving Nazi salutes around a swastika formed by drinking cups during a party. Elaine S. Povich, USA TODAY, "The Holocaust: States require education about it as anti-Semitism, hate crimes surge," 15 July 2019 Next up is William’s stepsister Laura Lopes, at 3/1. Simon Perry, PEOPLE.com, "Why Meghan Markle Won’t Be Godmother to Prince Louis — and the Surprising Odds-On Favorites," 22 June 2018 Foxx stars as Sasha, a popular girl at Modine International School for Girls in Yucatán, Mexico, where she’s just moved with her annoying stepsister, Mia (Nélisse), mom (Nia Long) and underwater architect stepfather (John Corbett). Katie Walsh, Los Angeles Times, "Review: Soggy sequel ‘47 Meters Down: Uncaged’ is a waterlogged creature feature," 14 Aug. 2019 Oslo police said the victim is the 17-year-old stepsister of the suspect. Cnn.com Wire Service, The Mercury News, "Suspected mosque shooter has two black eyes after being pinned by 65-year-old," 12 Aug. 2019 The photo prompted Anne Frank's stepsister, Eva Schloss, to visit the students and educate them on why such symbols were painful and offensive. Jason Hanna, CNN, "California school reopens an investigation of a Nazi salute video, saying other images have emerged," 21 Aug. 2019 Foxx stars as Sasha, a popular girl at Modine International School for Girls in Yucatán, Mexico, where she’s just moved with her annoying stepsister, Mia (Nélisse), mom (Nia Long) and underwater architect stepfather (John Corbett). Katie Walsh, Los Angeles Times, "Review: Soggy sequel ‘47 Meters Down: Uncaged’ is a waterlogged creature feature," 14 Aug. 2019 Actress Anna Cathcart, who plays Dizzy Tremaine, the daughter of one of Cinderella’s evil stepsisters, is one of the youngest VKs in the crew — and newer to the cast, as she was first seen in Descendants 2. Kara Nesvig, Teen Vogue, ""Descendants" Star Anna Cathcart Said Sofia Carson and China Anne McClain Took Her "Under Their Wing"," 1 Aug. 2019 Newport Harbor High even brought in Holocaust survivor Eva Schloss, the stepsister of Anne Frank, to meet with some of the students involved. CBS News, "SoCal school district "strongly" condemns video showing students giving Nazi salute and singing Nazi song," 20 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of stepsister

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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stepsister

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English Language Learners Definition of stepsister

: the daughter of your stepmother or stepfather

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