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Etymology

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From Middle English stepdoughter, stepdoghter, steopdohter, from Old English stēopdohtor (stepdaughter), from Proto-Germanic *steupaduhtēr (stepdaughter), equivalent to step- +‎ daughter.

Cognate with Saterland Frisian Stäifdochter (stepdaughter), West Frisian styfdochter (stepdaughter), Dutch stiefdochter (stepdaughter), German Low German Steevdochter (stepdaughter), German Stieftochter (stepdaughter), Danish steddatter (stepdaughter), Swedish styvdotter (stepdaughter), Icelandic stjúpdóttir (stepdaughter).

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  • Hyphenation: step‧daugh‧ter

Noun

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stepdaughter (plural stepdaughters)

  1. The daughter of one's spouse and not of oneself.

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