[ gran-chahyld ]

noun,plural grand·chil·dren.
  1. a child of one's son or daughter.

Origin of grandchild

First recorded in 1580–90; grand- + child Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use grandchild in a sentence

  • Although the bird people didn't know it, he was anxious to reach his grandchildren.

    The Tale of Grandfather Mole | Arthur Scott Bailey
  • Keep your spirits up and you may live to tell your grandchildren how you fought the rebels at Lucknow.

    The Red Year | Louis Tracy
  • My grandchildren climbing upon my knee will wonder sometimes of what the old man is thinking.

    First Plays | A. A. Milne
  • She's right smart younger than I am, and I've got eight children and five grandchildren, peart and lively as rabbits.

    The Cromptons | Mary J. Holmes
  • In fact, what you have to do is to teach the parents in the interests of their great-grandchildren.

British Dictionary definitions for grandchild


/ (ˈɡrænˌtʃaɪld) /

nounplural -children (-ˌtʃɪldrən)
  1. the son or daughter of one's child

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