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[gran-nef-yoo, -nev-yoo, grand-] /ˈgrænˌnɛf yu, -ˌnɛv yu, ˈgrænd-/
a son of one's nephew or niece.
Origin of grandnephew
First recorded in 1630-40; grand- + nephew Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The Captain inwardly vowed vengeance on his chum's grandnephew.

    Cap'n Eri Joseph Crosby Lincoln
  • They did not know the mettle that was in this grandnephew of the great Gustavus.

    Historic Boys

    Elbridge Streeter Brooks
  • She rested one hand on the shoulder of a boy, her grandnephew Vittorio.

  • So you have soon become tired of the streets of London, grandnephew!

    With Clive in India

    G. A. Henty
  • At any rate, it was built by the immortal patriot's grandnephew, and it takes its name from the Washington homestead in England.

  • He had no son of his own, but desired to make his power hereditary, and chose his grandnephew Octavius as his heir.

  • "I can scarcely be ignorant that your conference with my husband has reference to his grandnephew," she observed.

    East Lynne Mrs. Henry Wood
  • But we have his grandnephew, Humphrey; and, if I mistake not, we shall have his grandson—if kisses mean anything.

    For Faith and Freedom Walter Besant
  • Once she was on her knees, her grandnephew pulled off his red cap and bowed to Ugolini with a sweeping gesture.

  • The contessa's grandnephew leaned elegantly against the back of the old lady's chair, the fingers of his chubby hands interlinked.

British Dictionary definitions for grandnephew


/ˈɡrænˌnɛvjuː; -ˌnɛfjuː; ˈɡrænd-/
another name for great-nephew
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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