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[greyt-gran-muhth-er, -grand-, -gram-] /ˌgreɪtˈgrænˌmʌð ər, -ˈgrænd-, -ˈgræm-/
a grandmother of one's father or mother.
Origin of great-grandmother
First recorded in 1520-30 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Appear before this gay party, dressed like my own great-grandmother?

    The Green Satin Gown Laura E. Richards
  • Why didn't old Rudolf the Third marry your—great-grandmother, was it?

    The Prisoner of Zenda Anthony Hope
  • If you are not like father or mother you may be like grandfather or great-grandmother.

    Almost A Man Mary Wood-Allen
  • The girl will feel as though her great-grandmother were a thief.

    Miss Pat at School

    Pemberton Ginther
  • It is dated 1798, and was worked by Alice Knight, the author's great-grandmother.

Word Origin and History for great-grandmother

1520s, from great + grandmother.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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