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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
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • More's second daughter was Elizabeth; Alice was the name of his stepdaughter.

  • In one of the Skazkas a stepdaughter is assisted by her cow.

    Russian Fairy Tales W. R. S. Ralston
  • Failing its completion the money is to revert to his stepdaughter.

    Werwolves Elliott O'Donnell
  • Not that the Lady Alianora was unkind to her stepdaughter: that is, not actively unkind.

    The Well in the Desert Emily Sarah Holt
  • He knew that his stepdaughter was very nearly as limited as the boy.

    Play the Game! Ruth Comfort Mitchell
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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