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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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  • Heaven knows to what end Mrs. Marchmont educated her stepdaughter!

  • Failing its completion the money is to revert to his stepdaughter.

    Werwolves Elliott O'Donnell
  • As he finished the verse he cast a troubled look at his stepdaughter, who was quietly sewing on the other side of the fire.

    More Tales of the Ridings Frederic Moorman
  • He knew that his stepdaughter was very nearly as limited as the boy.

    Play the Game! Ruth Comfort Mitchell
  • The north of Scotland in the winter was scarcely to be thought of for his wife and stepdaughter Henrietta.

    George Borrow and His Circle Clement King Shorter
British Dictionary definitions for stepdaughter


a daughter of one's husband or wife by a former union
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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