Definition of stepchild noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈsteptʃaɪld//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsteptʃaɪld//
(pl. stepchildren
BrE BrE//ˈsteptʃɪldrən//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsteptʃɪldrən//
Marriage, Relations
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a child of your husband or wife by an earlier marriage See related entries: Marriage, Relations Word Origin Old English stēopcild (see step-, child).
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: stepchild