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[grand-ant, -ahnt] /ˈgrændˌænt, -ˌɑnt/
an aunt of one's father or mother; great-aunt.
Origin of grandaunt
First recorded in 1820-30; grand- + aunt Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • grandaunt made over her share of the farm to him, and he cares for all of us.

    Southern Hearts Florence Hull Winterburn
  • It is my gift to you, grandaunt, bought with the money uncle left me.

    Southern Hearts Florence Hull Winterburn
  • It is strange, said grandaunt Guion, that Barbe has no lover.

    A Little Girl in Old St. Louis

    Amanda Minnie Douglas
  • I could not fill it, grandaunt; I could only teach in a country school.

    Anne Constance Fenimore Woolson
  • Anne was more startled than hurt by her grandaunt's violence.

    Anne Constance Fenimore Woolson
  • "We can drive out to-morrow and look for it, grandaunt," said Anne.

    Anne Constance Fenimore Woolson
  • "Dear grandaunt, do not compel me," said Anne, seizing the old woman's hands in hers.

    Anne Constance Fenimore Woolson
  • grandaunt does not approve of it, and will not countenance it.

    Anne Constance Fenimore Woolson
  • Reluctant to go to her grandaunt before it was necessary, she consented.

    Anne Constance Fenimore Woolson
  • Otherwise you will be supposed to refer to my grandaunt, a very old lady.

    Cashel Byron's Profession George Bernard Shaw
British Dictionary definitions for grandaunt


another name for great-aunt
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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