Stepchild
Stepchild Step"child`, n. [AS. ste['o]pcild.] 1. A bereaved child; one who has lost father or mother. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

2. A son or daughter of one's wife or husband by a former marriage. [1913 Webster]


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  • stepchild — [[t]ste̱ptʃaɪld[/t]] stepchildren also step child N COUNT: oft poss N Someone s stepchild is a child that was born to their husband or wife during a previous relationship …   English dictionary

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