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stepsister

[step-sis-ter]
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noun
  1. one's stepfather's or stepmother's daughter by a previous marriage.

Origin of stepsister

late Middle English word dating back to 1400–50; see origin at step-, sister
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  • She was the only relation I had, except my stepsister, and she was off travelling.

    The Prisoner

    Alice Brown

  • She was surprised and almost alarmed at the effect upon her stepsister.

    A True Friend

    Adeline Sergeant

  • "I'm afraid I was looking at the horses," cut in her stepsister.

  • Yet I think she would have stayed if her stepsister had not urged.

  • But while she was doing so her stepsister gave her a push, and she fell backward into the water.


British Dictionary definitions for stepsister

stepsister

noun
  1. a daughter of one's stepmother or stepfather by a union with someone other than one's father or mother respectively
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