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[greyt-gran-chahyld] /ˌgreɪtˈgrænˌtʃaɪld/
noun, plural great-grandchildren.
a grandchild of one's son or daughter.
Origin of great-grandchild
First recorded in 1745-55 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • They were most desirous to do so, as he was the first grandchild of the one, the first great-grandchild of the other.

    Elsie at Ion Martha Finley
  • Every morning and every evening my great-grandchild serves me with pulse and water.

    Judith Arnold Bennett
  • Why, honey, I raised my chilluns and my chilluns' chilluns, and even one great-grandchild now.

  • If you have received water up to yesterday your great-grandchild must indeed have thirsted that you might drink.

    Judith Arnold Bennett
  • He commanded the presence of his great-grandchild in Xos, and unhesitatingly acknowledged him as the heir to his throne.

  • Thus three generations were appended to the parent, who carried at once her child, her grandchild, and great-grandchild.

    The Ocean World: Louis Figuier
  • "And she's the great-grandchild of a clergyman, so there cannot be anything wrong with the family," sobbed Miss Yard.

    A Drake by George! John Trevena
  • Perhaps Golde Freidchen has interceded for her great-grandchild that he should find his way back to the fold.

  • The story tells of the old clerk's affection for his great-grandchild, Benny.

    The Parish Clerk (1907) Peter Hampson Ditchfield

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