stepsister

[ step-sis-ter ]
/ ˈstɛpˌsɪs tər /

noun

one's stepfather's or stepmother's daughter by a previous marriage.

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Origin of stepsister

late Middle English word dating back to 1400–50; see origin at step-, sister
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British Dictionary definitions for stepsister

stepsister
/ (ˈstɛpˌsɪstə) /

noun

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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