[greyt-gran-muhth-er, -grand-, -gram-]
- a grandmother of one's father or mother.
Origin of great-grandmother
First recorded in 1520–30
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Examples from the Web for great-grandmother
His great-grandmother, Thelma Yellin, was a world-renowned cellist.
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The great-grandmother then joined family members of both children in a room as the trauma team fought to save the two.This Brooklyn 6-Year-Old’s Murderer Is Still on the Loose
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The link between stress and heart attacks is something even your great-grandmother knew about.Can Being With Your Family on Thanksgiving Actually Kill You?
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My great-grandmother was a first-generation American and the mother of three small children.It’s Time for the Pro-Choice Community to Embrace the Word Abortion
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Appear before this gay party, dressed like my own great-grandmother?The Green Satin Gown
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Why didn't old Rudolf the Third marry your—great-grandmother, was it?The Prisoner of Zenda
If you are not like father or mother you may be like grandfather or great-grandmother.Almost A Man
The girl will feel as though her great-grandmother were a thief.Miss Pat at School
It is dated 1798, and was worked by Alice Knight, the author's great-grandmother.Embroidery and Tapestry Weaving
Word Origin and History for great-grandmother
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