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[gran-daw-ter] /ˈgrænˌdɔ tər/
a daughter of one's son or daughter.
Origin of granddaughter
First recorded in 1605-15; grand- + daughter Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • My granddaughter, you may have heard, is engaged to an Englishman.

    The Spenders Harry Leon Wilson
  • They fear this child—my granddaughter, seated there before you.

    Green Mansions W. H. Hudson
  • I told him that I had come to crave his granddaughter's hand, on which he turned to me and asked, "which hand?"

    Micah Clarke Arthur Conan Doyle
  • That Mouchi is the granddaughter of Monsieur's late surgeon.

    The Memoirs of the Louis XIV. and The Regency, Complete Elizabeth-Charlotte, Duchesse d'Orleans
  • What 'll you and that snivelin' granddaughter of his do then?

    Cap'n Eri Joseph Crosby Lincoln
British Dictionary definitions for granddaughter


a daughter of one's son or daughter
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for granddaughter

also grand daughter, 1610s, from grand (adj.) + daughter.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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