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stepchild

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Pronunciation: /ˈstɛptʃʌɪld
 
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Definition of stepchild in English:

noun (plural stepchildren)

A child of one’s husband or wife by a previous marriage.
Example sentences
  • He is survived by his wife, children and stepchildren.
  • We see them interacting with their children, stepchildren, husbands, siblings and patrons, and we are frequently able to hear them tell their own stories about love and friendship, enmity and revenge, ambition and success.
  • Now, she lives there with her son, husband, three stepchildren and 18-month-old daughter.

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