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[step-daw-ter] /ˈstɛpˌdɔ tər/
a daughter of one's husband or wife by a previous marriage.
Origin of stepdaughter
before 900; Middle English stepdohter, Old English stēopdohtor. See step-, daughter Unabridged
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  • Then, in the latter case, you would perhaps resign yourself to not being pleased-to simply seeing your stepdaughter married.
  • She had gone to pick up her stepdaughter from preschool, and was inspired by what was going on in the school room.
  • The teaser shows an inevitable rift growing with an angry stepdaughter.
  • Now he has, in addition to a stepdaughter, two sons of his own.
  • He is married and has a stepdaughter who is a community planner and a stepson who is a student.
British Dictionary definitions for stepdaughter


a daughter of one's husband or wife by a former union
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