a daughter of one's son or daughter.

Origin of granddaughter

First recorded in 1605–15; grand- + daughter Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for granddaughter

Contemporary Examples of granddaughter

Historical Examples of granddaughter

  • My granddaughter, you may have heard, is engaged to an Englishman.

    The Spenders

    Harry Leon Wilson

  • They fear this child—my granddaughter, seated there before you.

    Green Mansions

    W. H. Hudson

  • I told him that I had come to crave his granddaughter's hand, on which he turned to me and asked, "which hand?"

    Micah Clarke

    Arthur Conan Doyle

  • That Mouchi is the granddaughter of Monsieur's late surgeon.

    The Memoirs of the Louis XIV. and The Regency, Complete

    Elizabeth-Charlotte, Duchesse d'Orleans

  • What 'll you and that snivelin' granddaughter of his do then?

    Cap'n Eri

    Joseph Crosby Lincoln

British Dictionary definitions for granddaughter



a daughter of one's son or daughter
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Word Origin and History for granddaughter

also grand daughter, 1610s, from grand (adj.) + daughter.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper