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[gran-suhn, grand-] /ˈgrænˌsʌn, ˈgrænd-/
a son of one's son or daughter.
Origin of grandson
First recorded in 1580-90; grand- + son Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • "They're the only sane folks I've met among your friends," he had told his grandson.

    The Spenders Harry Leon Wilson
  • Her husband and grandson were the man and boy at work in the grounds.

    The Yates Pride Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
  • He was a M. Gerson, and was going to Belgium to take his grandson to his godmother's.

    My Double Life Sarah Bernhardt
  • At every repetition of the word he pressed his grandson closer to his breast.

  • In spite of her fear, however, she was able to hold a grandson in her arms in course of time.

British Dictionary definitions for grandson


/ˈɡrænsʌn; ˈɡrænd-/
a son of one's son or daughter
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for grandson

1580s, from grand + son.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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