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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English, from Old English stēopċild, equivalent to step- +‎ child.

PronunciationEdit

  • Hyphenation: step‧child

NounEdit

stepchild ‎(plural stepchildren)

  1. the child of one's spouse but not one's own
  2. The family role (responsibilities and behavioural standards) of a stepchild.
  3. (obsolete) A bereaved child; one who has lost father or mother.

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