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stepchild

[ step-chahyld ]
/ ˈstɛpˌtʃaɪld /
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noun, plural step·child·ren.

a child of one's spouse by a previous marriage.
any person, organization, affiliate, project, etc., that is not properly treated, supported, or appreciated: This agency is the stepchild when appropriations are handed out.

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Origin of stepchild

before 1000; Middle English; Old English stēopcild.See step-, child
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British Dictionary definitions for stepchild

stepchild
/ (ˈstɛpˌtʃaɪld) /

noun plural -children

a stepson or stepdaughter
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