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stepchild

[step-chahyld] /ˈstɛpˌtʃaɪld/
noun, plural stepchildren.
1.
a child of one's spouse by a previous marriage.
2.
any person, organization, affiliate, project, etc., that is not properly treated, supported, or appreciated:
This agency is the stepchild when appropriations are handed out.
Origin
1000
before 1000; Middle English; Old English stēopcild. See step-, child
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stepchild

/ˈstɛpˌtʃaɪld/
noun (pl) -children
1.
a stepson or stepdaughter
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