- a grandaunt.
Origin of great-aunt
First recorded in 1650–60
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Examples from the Web for great-aunt
"I'm very shocked about it," says Willa Lou Duley, Shaquan's great-aunt by marriage, when reached at home by phone.The Copycat Killer Mom
August 17, 2010
She might have been my wife or my great-aunt for all he cared.The Rise of Roscoe Paine
Joseph C. Lincoln
First I had a stepmother, and then I tried living with a great-aunt, and then I went to work.The Gorgeous Girl
"Lead on," I said, concealing my ignorance of the residence of great-aunt Maria.
"It was exactly like my great-aunt," she gaspingly admitted.The Tyranny of the Dark
And you, Girlie, your second great-aunt said that she wanted to believe.Have We No Rights?
- an aunt of one's father or mother; sister of one's grandfather or grandmother
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