grandaunt

[grand-ant, -ahnt]

Origin of grandaunt

First recorded in 1820–30; grand- + aunt
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Examples from the Web for grandaunt

Historical Examples of grandaunt

  • Grandaunt made over her share of the farm to him, and he cares for all of us.

    Southern Hearts

    Florence Hull Winterburn

  • It is my gift to you, grandaunt, bought with the money uncle left me.

    Southern Hearts

    Florence Hull Winterburn

  • It is strange, said grandaunt Guion, that Barbe has no lover.

    A Little Girl in Old St. Louis

    Amanda Minnie Douglas

  • "We can drive out to-morrow and look for it, grandaunt," said Anne.

    Anne

    Constance Fenimore Woolson

  • Anne was more startled than hurt by her grandaunt's violence.

    Anne

    Constance Fenimore Woolson


British Dictionary definitions for grandaunt

grandaunt

noun
  1. another name for great-aunt
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