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[greyt-gran-suhn, -grand-] /ˌgreɪtˈgrænˌsʌn, -ˈgrænd-/
a grandson of one's son or daughter.
Origin of great-grandson
First recorded in 1710-20 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • He made a present of one part of the treasure to the King, and gave the other to the children of his great-grandson.

  • He was a great-grandson of Harald Hairfair; for Harald had been dead a hundred years.

    Viking Tales Jennie Hall
  • The gift was conferred and it continued, it was said, with her great-grandson, at the time the collector of these legends wrote.

    The Fairy Mythology Thomas Keightley
  • But was it any special preferment for the great-grandson of Edward the Fourth?

    Clare Avery Emily Sarah Holt
  • William Fitzherbert was a great-grandson of the Conqueror, and an opponent of the monks.

    The Cathedral Church of York A. Clutton-Brock

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