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 Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for stepdaughter

Contemporary Examples of stepdaughter

Historical Examples of stepdaughter

  • 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.


    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
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