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[gran-nef-yoo, -nev-yoo, grand-]
  1. a son of one's nephew or niece.
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Origin of grandnephew

First recorded in 1630–40; grand- + nephew
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Historical Examples of grandnephew

  • The Captain inwardly vowed vengeance on his chum's grandnephew.

    Cap'n Eri

    Joseph Crosby Lincoln

  • They did not know the mettle that was in this grandnephew of the great Gustavus.

    Historic Boys

    Elbridge Streeter Brooks

  • She rested one hand on the shoulder of a boy, her grandnephew Vittorio.

  • So you have soon become tired of the streets of London, Grandnephew!

  • At any rate, it was built by the immortal patriot's grandnephew, and it takes its name from the Washington homestead in England.

British Dictionary definitions for grandnephew


  1. another name for great-nephew
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