double possessive

noun Grammar.

a possessive construction consisting of a prepositional phrase with of containing a substantive in the possessive case, as of father's in He is a friend of father's.

Nearby words

  1. double overhead camshaft,
  2. double paddle,
  3. double pair royal,
  4. double play,
  5. double pneumonia,
  6. double precision,
  7. double predestination,
  8. double printing,
  9. double product,
  10. double quatrefoil

Also called double genitive. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019